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The carriers put pressure on the Government to annul the cut in diesel aid

Date: July 19, 2024 Time: 01:39:54

The extraordinary application to fuels is reduced again at the worst possible moment, with fuels once again setting highs not seen in many months. After approving the elimination of the discount for all Spaniards at the end of December, a Concalada De-escalation Plan was introduced last June for the TransPorti Stas, which will suffer a cut in subsidies for Comble on the next 1 of October in full rise in fuels. And the sector does not hide its concern.

“We are going to meet with the Government immediately,” Dulsé Díaz Fresno, Deputy Secretary General of the Spanish Confederation of Goods Transport (CETM), told La Información. The majority employers in the road transport sector intend to demand that the Government recover the spirit of the agreement which, as Dulsé explains, is none other than “maintaining the aid as long as the price of diesel soars above the usual”.

Last June, the Executive agreed to extend the allocation to fuels for the professional transport sector during 2023 with the aim of helping to guarantee the economic sustainability of the sector. To do this, it articulated the measure on two sides: the first contemplated a reduction of 20 to 10 cents per liter of fuel consumed until September 30, 2023 and the second a compensation of 5 cents between October 1 and December 31. December 2023.

Diesel has already chained nine weeks to the rise and registered a rise of 0.62% in the last week, to 1,636 euros per liter, a level that had not been marked since mid-February, according to data from the European Union Oil Bulletin. Given this situation, from CETM they defend that “just as they understood that the aid would be reduced from 20 to 10 cents and, therefore, to 5 if the situation calmed down, now they understand that since the opposite is happening, the logical thing to do is to return to the Previous situation”.

The confederation thus maintains the tone of its claim and requests the Government to reconsider this measure and commit to studying the situation with the sector, as stated from the beginning by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda in its press release, where he announced that he was going to carry out continuous monitoring of the evolution of fuel prices and the impact of the aid to verify its effectiveness and suitability.

It is the position of the largest organization that brings together businessmen in the freight transport sector in Spain and represents more than 31,000 transport and logistics companies that have 129,000 trucks and employ 215,000 workers. Made up of 9 national organizations, 40 provincial and five regional, it is the main interlocutor with political forces to resolve problems affecting the sector.

Disagreement within the sector

More prudent on the matter are other voices in the sector, such as the National Federation of Transport Associations of Spain (Fenadismer), which brings together more than 32,000 transport companies and more than 60,000 vehicles, all of them small and medium-sized companies and the self-employed, which, on certain occasions, are integrated into a cooperative regime. Its Secretary General, Juan José Gil, acknowledges to this medium that they are not going to formalize a petition to the Government, until “the political scene is cleared up.” “You cannot demand measures from a government in office that is not the one that is presented to the next investiture,” he wields.

The regulations govern that the Government in office can approve decree-laws, in cases of extraordinary urgency, which would have to be validated within a period of 30 days by the Permanent Deputation of Congress or by the new Cortes already constituted. However, from Fenadismer “the situation is not considered urgent, because the October debt reduction does not really begin to be collected until November”, and they choose to wait for the political scene to clarify to put, or not, a Series of petitions on the Moncloa table.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
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