Minsk and Moscow Didn't Agree on Tariffs for Transit of Oil and Oil Products
“Representatives of the antitrust departments of Belarus and Russia failed to reach agreement today on tariffs for the transit of Russian oil and petroleum products through our country. Negotiations will be continued in the near future”, the BelTA agency reports citing a representative of the Belarusian department. March noted that negotiations will continue in the near future.
According to the current methodology, the issue of the size of tariffs for the transit of Russian oil and oil products should be decided by the authorities in the field of tariff regulation of the two countries no later than January 15. "If this does not succeed, the decision must be made before February 1", said in March.
A representative of the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade of the Republic said that Belarus proposed increasing the tariff for the transit of Russian oil and oil products through its territory to the inflation component, plus lost revenue due to a decrease in transportation volumes in 2019.