: Russia doubles fare for foreign trucks

12:34 Apr. 22, 2016

Russia doubles fare for foreign trucks

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Latvia and Lithuania included in the list of fee-paying countries

The Russian government has increased the levy on foreign commercial cargo trucks for travelling on Russian roads from RUB 60,000 to RUB 120,000 per year, according to a government resolution.

The government also increased the daily payment for travel from RUB 385 to RUB 850. These fees apply to vehicles with load capacity from 3.5 to 12 tonnes.

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In addition, Latvia and Lithuania were included in the list of foreign countries, whose transport companies should pay fees for roaming Russian roads.

The explanatory note to the document stipulates that according to the federal law, if foreign states introduce fees for the Russian carriers on travelling in their territory, similar levies will be introduced for foreign carriers in Russia.

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The list of foreign countries, whose commercial trucking companies are to pay fees for using Russian roads, includes: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Turkmenistan, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Sweden.

Reporting by UNIAN.

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