French Ecotaxe postponed indefinitely – updated***

French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced that plans to introduce the 'Ecotaxe' electronic truck toll across France will be suspended indefinitely. He said more time was needed for discussions with the industry and with outlying regions of the country such as Britanny that could be adversely affected. There had been widespread speculation that the Ecotaxe, which would rely on on-board electronic boxes mounted inside truck cabs and which was due ... [+]

French Ecotax delayed again

France’s new ‘Ecotaxe’ for trucks, due to be introduced on 1 October, is unlikely now to be introduced January 2014 at the earliest, reports the British International Freight Association. The tax will be charged on all French and foreign commercial vehicles over 3.5 tons on 15,000 kilometres of the national ... [+]

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