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Russia doubles transit fees for foreign trucks

Russia doubles transit fees for foreign trucks
The Russian Government has doubled the levy on transit of foreign freight trucks on the country’s roads. The fee has been adjusted in line with the depreciation of the ruble.

“The previous fee was set when the euro was 35 rubles. It is 2.3 times less than the current exchange rate of the euro," said the press service.

Foreign carriers will now have to pay 120,000 rubles (about $1,800) per year. The daily payment has increased from 385 to 850 rubles (about $13). These fees apply to vehicles with a capacity from 3.5 to 12 tons.

The Government has also expanded the list of countries that have to pay the fees. It now includes Latvia and Lithuania. The measure is in response to similar fees introduced by the two Baltic countries.

Since July 2014, foreign carriers, including those from Russia, must pay Latvian authorities from €8 to €11 per day (€484 to €925 euro per year). Lithuania introduced a similar measure in December 2015. In such cases, Russian legislation provides for the introduction of symmetric measures, the government said.

The government said that the increased revenue will go to the federal road fund.

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