‘Petrol trip’ imports face shutdown

  • 2012-04-18
  • From wire reports
TALLINN - The Ministry of Finance is researching options for curbing massive imports of cheap motor fuel from Russia without causing socio-economic difficulties for Estonian residents, reports Postimees.On the one hand, Estonia loses tens of millions of euros in excise tax revenue because residents constantly travel between Estonia and Russia to import cheap motor fuel in their cars’ fuel tanks; on the other hand such business provides everyday income for residents of south-eastern and north-eastern Estonia who are struggling economically. A tank of petrol in Russia cost...
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