Moscow. December 11. The Bank of Russia estimates the impact on inflation from the extra cost of the trucks in the amount of 0.1-0.2 percentage points (p. p.), Chairman of the Central Bank Elvira Nabiullina at a press conference on Friday.
“Of course, we are not calculating the risks associated with the functioning of commodity chains, but direct input is 0.1 – 0.2 percentage points, we believe. No more,” she added.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that the impact of the system of tolling heavy trucks on prices will be minimal, cases of unjustified increase in prices before the New year will be to investigate the FAS. He also stressed that the government considers a fair system of tolling heavy vehicles and does not discuss the possibility of a moratorium or its abolition.
From November 15 in Russia earned a system of charging (MRAs) with trucks with a permissible maximum weight exceeding 12 tonnes on account of compensation of damage when driving on Federal roads, called “Plato”. The launch of the system was accompanied by a malfunction, as well as protests by truckers. They complained of the injustice of the system, indicating that already pay the transport tax and excise taxes included in fuel cost. In addition, carriers indicated that the charge itself will lead to losses and bankruptcy of small companies and pre-paid principle would lead to the withdrawal of funds from circulation.
In response to claims of industry representatives, the authorities decided to reduce the tariff for the first period of operation hovercraft: until 29 February 2016 it is 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. It was also decided to reduce the penalties for nonpayment of travel: the common penalty for non-payment for travel on Federal highways of trucks with weight over 12 tons reduced to 5 thousand. It is also planned to allow a postpaid method of payment, in fact made the flight.