Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Reforming Transport Taxes

This report builds on a previous work published by the ECMT under the title Efficient transport taxes &
charges in 2000. The earlier quantitative analysis of taxation on road haulage and its impact on the competitiveness
of hauliers vis a vis their counterparts in other Member countries is updated and completed with
a broader analysis of the factors that determine the competitiveness of hauliers along the entire logistics
chain. The publication also reports the results of a joint study with the Directorate for Transport and Energy
of the European Commission comparing the transport charges and taxes in place in the year 2000 with
an optional pricing benchmark. This analysis was designed to answer the question what price and tax changes
are likely to result for motorists, hauliers, rail users and other transport services from reforming transport charges to maximise

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