Azerbaijan talks collecting road taxes from Iranian trucks on Gorus-Gafan highway
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.13
The State Customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan on September 13 disseminated information in connection with reports in a number of media outlets that taxes and customs duties are being levied on passing Iranian trucks on the Gorus-Gafan highway section, passing through Azerbaijan, Trend reports.
Gorus-Gafan highway connects Armenia with Iran. A small section of this route passes through the territory of Azerbaijan in the area of the Eyvazli village of the Gubadli region. The day before, a number of Armenian media published panic reports that Azerbaijani police and customs officers were inspecting Iranian trucks crossing the territory of the republic.
The State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan said that according to Article 210 of the Tax Code of Azerbaijan, vehicles of foreign countries, when entering and leaving the country, are subjected to road tax.
“According to the existing code, vehicles are subject to road tax, as well as a state duty for issuing permits governing international automobile transportation in the territory of Azerbaijan,” the SCC said.
Currently, the customs authorities ensure the implementation of the provisions of the legislation in this direction throughout the country, added the committee.