Transport Industry in Bulgaria Against the New Eco-Tax for Trucks and Buses

The transport industry is against the new eco-tax for trucks and buses, Actualno reported. The reason is an expected loss of more than BGN 12 million per year.

The carriers demand the exclusion of heavy goods vehicles and buses from the Ordinance on Product Charges. So far, over BGN 80,000 taxes have been paid in less than a month, according to industry estimates.

For the newest trucks, the fee will be BGN 938. The fee is increasing if the vehicle is old - if it is over 10 years, the fee will be over BGN 2,300.

It is possible that the cost of traveling by bus to increase by up to 5%. The tensions in the transport sector are expected to increase. Small carriers also want to organize protest actions by closing the traffic police stations, where the registrations are made.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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