BSEC-URTA Management Council Outlined the BSEC-URTA Roadmap for 2024

The 61st meeting of the BSEC-URTA Management was held on 26 January 2024 in Istanbul.

BSEC-URTA President Eduart Kasa, Deputy President Olivera Miovska, Vice Presidents Aleksandar Spasic and Apostolos Kenanidis, Selcan Balantekin, Sıla Koçkaya and Ege Türegün representing BSEC-URTA Honorary Member TOBB,  Iro Doumani from OFAE participated in the Management Council Meeting and presented their significant contribution for paving the road in 2024 for BSEC-URTA.

BSEC-URTA Secretary General Mehmet Uylukcu, Senior Advisor Adrian Albu, and Deputy Secretary General Alpdogan Kahraman were in the meeting as BSEC-URTA International Secretariat Team.

President Eduart Kasa, in his opening remarks, stated that after facing a challenging 2023, BSEC-URTA is ready to tackle 2024 with its management team to define the way forward for the Union. 

Important decisions from the meeting ;

– Management Council decided to give utmost importance to continuing the BSEC-URTA Working Party on Border Crossing Points. After successful side visits to the critical BSEC-URTA Border Crossing Points in 2023, the essential transit connections of the BSEC region to the Middle Corridor, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, the BSEC-URTA Management Council decided to realize side visits to Serbian-Hungarian and Moldova-Romanian Border Crossing Points which currently have obstacles for the BSEC transporters.

– During the meeting, the activities of the BSEC-URTA Working Party on Digitalization were discussed, and it was decided to focus on the possible application of e-CMR in the BSEC region. It was also agreed to establish a cooperative relationship with ITF, which is currently creating an Electronic Data Interchange on CEMT documents that might contribute to developing the BSEC e-permit. Following this decision, the Management Council instructed the BSEC-URTA International Secretariat to invite relevant experts to the BSEC-URTA Meetings. 

– Management Council discussed developing and expanding BSEC Permit and discussed the ways and importance of entry of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, and Greece into the BSEC Permits system for strengthening the BSEC logistic chain.

-Management Council approved the first Erasmus Project of BSEC-URTA for the mobility of transport experts from BSEC-URTA Member Associations to offer specific training on transport and logistics to vocational schools and exchange of training practices to benchmark objects to promote cooperation, quality, inclusion, and equity, excellence, creativity, and innovation at the level of organizations and policies in the field of education and training.

Finally, the BSEC-URTA International Secretariat requests its members to save the date as the Management Council’s decision on the date of the BSEC-URTA General Assembly in Tirana.

–  18.04.2024, Site Visit to the Durres Port in Albania

–  19.04.2024, BSEC-URTA General Assembly in Tirana, Albania 

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