Transport operators to pay less for permissive acts in Moldova
19:33 | 07.12.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 7 December /MOLDPRES/ - The price for the permissive acts issued for the road transport operators will be cut and the list of categories of vehicles exempted from the payment of customs duties will be extended. The cabinet approved a decision to this effect today.
According to the government’s communication and protocol department, the draft provides for a reduction by at least 30 per cent of the price for the transport authorization, as well as the facilitation of the import of vehicles for the transport of goods and passengers. At the same time, trucks which can tow a semi-trailer with an age of up to 7 years will be introduced in the list of units for which no customs duties are imposed and in case of coaches – these facilities will be enforced for units up to 10 years.
Over 50 per cent of the current park of buses has an exploitation term of over 20 years. Thus, taking into account that the selling price of one transport unit with an age of up to 10 years on the European market is by at least 30 per cent lower against the selling price of a coach with an age of up to 7 years, in conditions when both transport units meet the safety criteria, this modification will stimulate the renovation of the present park.
At the same time, as a result of the negotiations held by the Infrastructure and Regional Development Ministry with the International Transport Forum, for 2023, Moldova will benefit from a share by 30 per cent larger of authorizations of the European Conference of Transport Minister.
The draft’s approval will contribute, indirectly, to the cutting of prices for goods carried, given that the change of the logistic chains because of the war in Ukraine and the increase in prices for fuels triggered a massive increase of prices for consumers.