Digitalization of road transport in BSEC Region

The second technical meeting on BSEC Electronic Permit Pilot Project was held on 1 July 2020 online.

Ministries of Transport of Turkey, Moldova and Ukraine as well as BSEC PERMIS, BSEC-URTA, IRU, TOBB, ASMAP UA, and AITA participated the meeting. They discussed the future development of the Electronic Permit for road transport.
Both BSEC-URTA President Asli Calik and BSEC-URTA Secretary General Adrian Albu attended the meeting. They expressed the full BSEC-URTA support for BSEC Electronic Permit Pilot Project and any other digitalization project in road transport. Digitalization mechanisms showed their importance during COVID-19 pandemic as long as industry faced difficulties in transferring road permits due to absence of flights and threat of disease spreading by physical contact.
The meeting provided the ground for further deliberations such as system server, data exchange, mobile applications.
The participants agreed to hold bilateral meetings to start tests of the BSEC Electronic Permit under the supervision of BSEC PERMIS. Also, the parties decided to hold the third technical meeting until September 2020 with all interested sides to evaluate the progress on the project.