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CIS welcomes IRU work on bus & coach issues

15 Feb 2017

IRU’s “Smart Move” high-level working group in the CIS region presented its experts’ review of the CIS Convention on International Road Transport of Passengers and Baggage (October 9, 1997, Bishkek) to the CIS Commission on Economic Affairs of the Economic Council. The review was positively received and will be used to help update the Convention.

International conventions and agreements are pivotal for cross-border mobility. Tackling current inefficiencies in road transport services can yield significant benefits for customers, operators and society, promoting the use of buses and coaches as a clean, safe and sustainable form of collective passenger transport.

Members of the Commission on Economic Affairs, also learnt about the launching of market monitoring to take a closer look at bus and coach transport in the CIS region, starting with the countries of Central Asia.

CIS Commission on Economic Affairs of the Economic Council meeting


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About IRU

IRU is the global industry association for road transport, driving the sustainable mobility of people and goods across the planet. Founded in 1948 to help rebuild trade across a war-torn Europe, IRU is today an independent international organisation active in more than 100 countries on every continent.

About Economic Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

CIS Economic Council is the main executive body to ensure the implementation of the Agreements adopted in CIS, as well as decisions made by the Council of Heads of States and the Board of Heads of Governments on establishing and functioning of free trade zone and other issue related to the economic and social cooperation.

About CIS “Smart Move” working group

CIS “Smart Move” WG was set up in 2014 following the decision of the CIS Council on Road Transport of the Coordination Transport Committee. Comprising of 32 industry experts from 9 CIS countries, the working group promotes advanced industry regulation, access to safe, clean and green transport, including buses, coaches and taxi.