He said this to journalists on Friday in Illichivsk seaport, Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrinform.
"The new transit route from Ukraine to China via Georgia [the Black and the Caspian Seas - ed.] will provide a stable and smooth movement of goods between Europe and China as well as from all Asia. First of all, this transport corridor could be the key to diversifying trade flows from the Baltic states and Scandinavia on the basis of existing routes used by rail-road combined transport "Viking," "Bison," and "Podillia," the minister said.
According to him, the export of goods by rail-road and ferry transport via the new route is carried out at the common preferential tariffs agreed by member countries, and this factor will also contribute to transport's loading by products originating from the European Community.
"Especially, given the unpredictable actions of the Russian government which curbed the transit of Ukrainian goods through its territory, ignoring the rules and principles of the World Trade Organization," Pyvovarskyi concluded.