The 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
He added that the number of border gates where
this rule is applied would be increased from the current two to almost all of
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.