Turkey to increase tax-free fuel subsidy for trucks carrying export goods: Minister
AA photoThe upper limit for Turkish trucks buying fuel without paying any special consumption tax ahead of travel abroad has been increased from 500 liters to 900 liters, in a bid to boost Turkey’s exports.
Customs and Trade Minister Bülent Tüfenkci said in a meeting on March 5 that a number of measures would be taken to ease life and cut costs for transportation companies, which are key for Turkey’s exports.
“We will soon combine export certificates and transit certificates in order to ease bureaucratic burdens for transportation companies … We are also working on a plan to increase the top limit for Turkish trucks to buy special consumption tax-free fuel ahead of their foreign travels. We plan to increase this limit to 900 liters,” Tüfenkci said, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
He added that the number of border gates where this rule is applied would be increased from the current two to almost all of them.
Tüfenkci also noted that the transit pass for Turkish trucks via Syria has gone online again.
“We had earlier banned the transit pass via Syria due to the turmoil there. With a decision taken last week, we have overruled this ban upon the instructions of our prime minister,” he said.