Poland has implemented restrictions on the movement of trucks at the Poland-Belarus border crossing “Kukuryki-Kozlovichy” as of 7 PM Warsaw time on February 21, 2023.
The limitations will not affect vehicles registered in the Republic of Poland or countries that are members of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association, the countries that are members of the European Economic Area Agreement, and the Swiss Confederation. However, vehicles registered in other countries or regions will be unable to cross the border at the “Kukuryki-Kozlovichy” crossing.
Kazakhstani carriers will be among those affected, with the “Kukuryki-Kozlovichy” crossing serving as the last available option after the closure of the “Bobrowniki-Berestovitsa” crossing.
The restrictions will cause disruption to logistics and an increase in transportation costs, with Kazakhstani carriers that transport Kazakhstan’s export goods to European countries and European goods sent to Kazakhstani enterprises expected to suffer significant losses.
The risk of completely closing the border with the Republic of Belarus is also a concern.