Government formalizes return of 40% of tolls to carriers

The Government made official, through Emergency Decree No. 021-2022 published in the newspaper El Peruano, the return of 40% of the payment of the for four months at of cargo and merchandise services, as well as those of regular transport of people, in particular to small-fleet entrepreneurs such as those who in cargo transport have up to 15 vehicle units.

According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), the purpose of the rule is to promote the economic reactivation of the country and the reduction of logistics costs for the benefit of the population.

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It should be noted that the carrier subject to the benefit must have valid qualifications and provide the transportation service in compliance with the terms of the authorization granted, as well as issue electronic payment receipts for the provision of the service as long as it is required, in accordance with the regulations that issue the Sunat.

This decision had been announced last Thursday by the Executive to the representatives of heavy cargo carriers at a work meeting held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

In said meeting organized by the High-Level Technical Table of the Executive to solve the transportation problem, the representatives of heavy cargo carriers at the national level highlighted the Government’s willingness to comply with the agreements signed in Arequipa and Lima.

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In the appointment it was also announced that the subsidy of S/ 1.49 per gallon of diesel is maintained in the Fuel Price Stabilization Fund (FEPC), a measure that allows stabilizing the price of this hydrocarbon at an average of S/ 16 per gallon

It was also reported that the Executive has already presented to Congress the Bill that will allow the return of the Selective Consumption Tax (ISC) on diesel up to 70%, which will benefit formalized cargo carriers.

As is known, the Executive’s High-Level Technical Table chaired by the Vice Minister of Transport, Luis Rivera, is made up of representatives from the different sectors of the Executive, such as the technical secretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), Pastor Paredes; the adviser to the Ministry of Economy (MEF), Gabriela García; the director of Processing, Transport and Commercialization of Hydrocarbons and Biofuels of the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem), and directors of the MTC.

The carriers who were present at the meeting were Javier Marchese from the National Union of Carriers (UTC); Luis Marcos also from the UNT, Giovanni Diez from GTL Peru & America; Teófilo Sánchez of the Arequipa Truck Drivers’ Union and Dante Morales of the Union of Heavy Load Carriers, among others.

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