Estonia is a Nordic state with a developed and stable economy
. There are numerous foreign investors looking to open a transportation company
here. In order to undertake activities in this sector, foreign entrepreneurs have to obtain certain licenses or permits.
The transportation sector in Estonia
Estonia has a great transportation network and a geographic location which have turned it into a solid base for distribution and production.
has an important share of transit trade through the Baltic Sea with the port and free zone of Muuga, which has generated developed communication links in the area.
The Paldiski Northern Port and free zone in the northwest of the state is a quickly emerging privately-owned port which is specialized in rolling cargo, such as new cars, general cargo, containers and so on.
The railway system in Estonia utilizes the same gauge as all over Russia, making the country an attractive hub for bulk transport of items from the Eastern area.
The Community license for the carriage of goods in Estonia
The Community license in Estonia for the carriage of goods is needed if a business intends to undertake national or international transportation activities of goods for a charge.
The transportation has to be made through a motor vehicle or a road train owned or used under a usage contract by the business itself.
In order to receive such a license, the applicant must meet the some of the following requirements:
• The business has to name minimum one transport manager with a good repute and who is appropriately qualified;
• The company has to communicate its business address of its base in the country, where the principal business documentation is stored;
• The business has to be registered in the Commercial Register or in the register of non-profit foundations and associations, according to the Road Transport Act in Estonia;
• The business has to meet the requirements of good repute;