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Problems with Russian fuel import cause difficulties in Estonian-Russian border

Juhan Tere, BC, Tallinn, 29.06.2012.Print version
Estonian Tax and Customs Board said that the customs have implemented strict control over Russian border-crossers recently and thus border crossing has become more complicated for all, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

Tax and Customs Board customs management department head Urmas Koidu said that the customs have strengthened the control of vehicles of people who frequently cross the border because bringing fuel tax-free from Russia to Estonia for business purposes has increased due to the increased price gap. Fuel transport has also been increased by the 7-day restriction set by Latvia on tax-free import of fuel, tobacco products and alcohol from a foreign state.


As the result of this, border crossing queues of vehicles in Estonia have extended, making border crossing of honest border crossers especially hard and unpleasant.


The Tax and Customs board aims to reduce the number of fuel traders who bring fuel from Russia tax-free with the aim of selling it in Estonia and thus guarantee quick border crossing for honest taxpayers, Koidu said.

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