Following the Government's decree, Russian carriers using Lithuanian roads will have to pay a road tax starting on 21 December. The move is a response to Russia's decision to tax Lithuanian road carriers.
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

Until February 2016, Russian-registered trucks weighing over 12 tonnes will be taxed at a rate of EUR 0.02 per kilometre and twice as much from 1 March.

Initial plan had Russian road carriers taxed as of 15 December. However, Lithuania's Transport and Communications Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius said that additional time was needed to inform Moscow about the decision via diplomatic channels.

Lithuania had earlier received a note from Russia informing that from 15 November it would impose a road toll on Lithuanian vehicles weighing more than 12 tonnes.

Road carriers of other countries have been paying road taxes in Lithuania since 2005. Meanwhile a bilateral cooperation agreement concluded with Russia in 1992 and 1993, exempted carriers of both countries from road tolls.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

How blockchain technology will change the world trade?

The field of research of World Trade Organisation chief analyst Emmanuelle Ganne is the application of...

Welcome to Vilnius workshops to support foreign talent relocating to Lithuania’s capital

This Tuesday Vilnius’ business development and tourism agency Go Vilnius at the Workland Business...

2018 was marked as the best year for Lithuanian cinema market after the restoration of independence

The Lithuanian film centre have summarized the local box office results - in 2018 distribution reached...

The number of foreign startups choosing Lithuania for starting their businesses is growing

Last year, the Startup Visa received 178 applications of foreign companies for participation in the...

Lietuvos Geležinkeliai starts Rail Baltica territory planning (1)

Lietuvos Geležinkeliai [Lithuanian Railways] is initiating the European gauge Rail Baltica...