Absurd 180 euro tax for transport to Italy is abolished

Absurd 180 euro tax for transport to Italy is abolished

Tirana, 4 October 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

A tax, the lifting of which had been asked for many years, has been finally abolished. As of the end of September, a law of the Italian state which foresees the lifting of the fixed tax (diritto fisso) and that of road circulation, has entered in force.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Sokol Dervishaj says that this is good news for all Albanian transporters of goods to Italy.

“I have the pleasure to inform all transport companies that carry goods to Italy that they will no longer pay the 150 to 180 euro fee for a return journey to Italy”, Dervishaj says.

For years, this tax was considered a fine for Albanians. In fact, other countries do not apply this tax and Albanian transport companies were irritated by this fact. Their costs also saw a significant increase.

The announcement of the decree for the abolition of this tax fee and that of road circulation is considered a very good thing for Albanian companies, which were obliged to pay such tax for every journey that they made.

“The lifting of these taxes, which were introduced in 1953, is an incentive which I think will significantly improve commercial exchanges and transport with Italy, which is the main economic and trade partner for Albania”, minister Dervishaj says. /balkaneu.com/