Azerbaijan has started to have problems with exports to Russia due to the protests of truckers

Azerbaijan has started to have problems with exports to Russia due to the protests of truckers


Moscow. November 20. The protests of the Russian transport companies caused by the maintenance of a toll on Federal highways of trucks weighing over 12 tons, created problems for the export of Azerbaijani agricultural products to Russia, according to the State customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan.

“Some transport companies have suspended their work. This caused problems with the transportation of the Azerbaijani agricultural products to Russia. The goods are transported freely across the border, however, have a problem with them shipping to destinations, especially in Moscow and the regions close to Moscow”, – stated in the message.

No problems in customs checkpoints on the border of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation are not observed. To resolve the situation the state customs Committee of Azerbaijan earlier appealed to the Federal customs service of the Russian Federation.

From November 15 in Russia earned a system of charging trucks with a permissible maximum weight of 12 tonnes on account of compensation of damage when driving on Federal roads, called “Plato”. The rate for driving trucks up to February 29, 2016 was set at the level of 1.53 rubles per kilometer of distance traveled. From 1 March 2016 until 31 December 2018 it will amount to 3.06 rubles.

The system involves the use for calculation of payment of on-Board devices as well as route maps. However, the carriers pointed to the impossibility of getting on-Board devices, as well as malfunctions of the website “Plato” and the inability to design flowcharts.

System introduction is accompanied by the protests of truckers in various regions of the Russian Federation.

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