The new cargo transit rules via Russia to Kazakhstan would complicate transportation of products exported to the country, including from the point of view of customs clearance and a rise in the cost of transportation, Corum Group, uniting engineering assets of the System Capital Management (SCM, Donetsk), has said.
"It is early to present the exact calculations of a rise in expenses, as the decree of the Russian president [that restricts transit] does not contain information how vouchers for drivers will be issued – via fee paying or without fees. If fees are to be paid, the expenses would be increased by the fee. The mechanism for organizing customs escort is not specified, as there is no information on the cost of the service," the company's press service told Interfax-Ukraine.
The press service said that the price list of JSC GLONASS, the only executor of the work on the creation and exploitation of the rail and road cargo transportation control system foreseeing the use of seals functioning on the basis of the GLONASS solution, has not yet been published.
The company did not disclose the share of Kazakhstan of total exports, adding that Corum is operating on 11 markets and in January-September 2015 its export share grew by 11 percentage points year-over-year, to 32%, including thanks to shipments of equipment to Kazakhstan and Russia.