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Road Transport in Belarus

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BELARUS (BY)

Capital Minsk

State languages Russian, Belarusian

Monetary unit Belarusian rouble (BYB)

ROAD TRAFFIC

Speed limits (km/h)

The following maximum speed limits apply.

Built-up areas 60

Outside built-up areas

- goods vehicles with maximum permitted weight up to 3.5 t                               90

- goods vehicles with maximum permitted weight over 3.5 t                                70

Motorways

- goods vehicles with maximum permitted weight up to 3.5 t                              110

- goods vehicles with maximum permitted weight over 3.5 t                                90

Vehicle weights and dimensions

The following maximum weights and dimensions are applied:

Height                                                                                                                             4 m

Width:

Refrigerated vehicle                                                                                                    2.6 m

Other motor vehicles                                                                                                   2.55 m

Length:

- Truck                                                                                                                           12 m

- Bus                                                                                                                              12 m

- Bus with more than 2 axles                                                                                    15 m

- Articulated bus                                                                                                           18 m

- Road train, combined vehicle                                                                                 20 m

Overhang of the load                                                                                                 2 m

Maximum permitted weight per axle (t)

Vehicle axle type

Permitted weight per axle (t),

total weight per axle t of the vehicle for the motor roads

I-IV category of the roads,

intended for 10t load

IV-V category of the roads,

intended for 6t load

twin wheels

single wheels

twin wheels

single wheels

Single axle

10

9

6

5,5

Tandem axle of a trailer or semi-trailer,

or drive axles of a motor vehicles, trucks,

articulated vehicles (truck coupled with semi-trailer)

or buses with a distance of

- up to 1.00 m

12,0

11,0

9,0

8,0

- 1.00 m to less than 1.30 m inclusively

14,0

13,0

10,0

9,0

- 1.30 m to less than 1.80 m inclusively

16,0

15,0

11,0

10,0

- 1.80 m to less than 2.50 m inclusively

18,0

17,0

12,0

10,5

Triple axle of a motor vehicle, truck, articulated vehicle,

of a trailer or semi-trailer with a distance of:

- up to 1.00 m

16,5

15,0

12,0

10,8

- 1.00 m to less than 1.30 m inclusively

19,5

18,3

13,5

12,0

- 1.30m to less than 1.80 m inclusively

22,5

21,0

15,0

13,5

- 1.80m to less than 2.50 m inclusively

25,5

24,0

16,5

15,0

Weight per axle of adjacent axles of a motor vehicle, truck,

articulated vehicle, of a trailer or semi-trailer which has

more than 3 axles and with a distance between the axles of

- up to 1.00 m

5,5

5,0

4,0

3,6

- 1.00 m to less than 1.30 m inclusively

6,5

6,1

4,5

4,0

- 1.30 m to less than 1.80 m inclusively

7,5

7,0

5,0

4,5

- 1.80 m to less than 2.50 m inclusively

8,0

7,5

5,5

5,0

For buses & coaches, which carrying out the international & intercity transport of passengers, the following axle weights & sums of axle weights are permitted as exclusion:

- single axles 11,5 t,

- tandem axles when distance between them is from 1,3 m till 1,8 m inclusively 17 t.

For tandem or triple axles, main axle of which (there are two main axles) has twin wheels and additional axle has single wheels, permitted sum of axial weight accept as for axles with twin wheels with reducing of axle weight on 0.5 t.

When the motor vehicles with semi-trailers having triple axles and the distance between the axles from 1,3m. up to 1,8m are driving by the motorway M-1/E30 Brest (Kozlovichi) - Brest - Minsk - Russian Federation border (Redki), the permitted total weight per semi-trailer triple axles is 24t.

If an axle of the vehicle is fitted with 4 or more twin (or single) wheels and the distance between the wheels is more than 0,7m, as well as if there are six and more wheels on the axle and the distance between them is less than 0,7m, weight per axle should not exceed the following parameters:

Vehicle axle type

Permitted weight per axle (t),

total weight per axle t of the vehicle for the motor roads

I-IV category of the roads,

intended for 10t load

IV-V category of the roads,

intended for 6t load

Single axle

14,5

9

Weight per axle of adjacent axles of

a motor vehicle, truck, articulated vehicle,

of a trailer or semi-trailer which has 2 or

more axles and with a distance between

the axles of

- up to 1.00 m

9,5

5,9

- from 1.00 m till 1.30 m inclusively

10,5

6,5

- from 1.30 m till 1.80 m inclusively

12,0

7,75

- from 1.80 m till 2.50 m inclusively

13,75

8,75

For motor vehicles, trucks, trailers, semi-trailers when the quantity of adjacent axles more then two and different interaxle distance, for calculation of permitted axle parameters the average, arithmetical, interaxle distance is accepted.

Maximum permitted weight (t)

Vehicle type

Maximum permitted weight (t)

of the vehicle for the motor roads

I-IV category of the roads,

intended for 10t load

IV-V category of the roads,

intended for 6t load

Motor vehicle

with 2 axles

18

12

with 3 axles

24

16

with 3 axles if the drive axle

has two pairs of wheels,

equipped with pneumatic suspension

25

16,5

with 4 axles

32

23

with more than 5 axles

38

28,5

Articulated vehicle :

2 axle truck with 1 axle semi-trailer

28

18

2 axle truck with 2 axle semi-trailer

if a distance between the semi-trailer axles

is up to 1.8 m inclusively

36

24

2 axle truck with 2 axle semi-trailer

if a distance between the semi-trailer axles

is more than from 1.80 m till 2,5 m inclusively

38

28,5

3 axle truck with 1 axle semi-trailer

34

24

Other articulated vehicles

38

28,5

Road train

2 axle motor vehicle, truck, tractor with 1 axle trailer

28

18

2 axle motor vehicle, truck, tractor with 2 axle trailer

36

24

3 axle motor vehicle, truck, tractor with 1 axle trailer

34

22

other road trains

38

28,5

Bus

with 2 axles

18

with 3 axles

24

articulated bus with 3 axles

28

articulated bus with 4 axles

28

While driving by the trunk roads M-1 / E-30 and M-2 - M-12 the following permissible weights of the road trains are admitted:

The 2 axle motor vehicle with 3 axle trailer 42 t.

The 3 axle motor vehicle with 2 axle trailer 42 t.

The 3 axle motor vehicle with 3 axle trailer 44 t.

The 3 axle motor vehicle with 4 axle trailer 44 t.

HOLIDAYS

1, 7 of January, 8 of March, 1, 9 of May, 3 of July, 7 of November, 25 of December.

DRIVING RESTRICTIONS

There are no driving restrictions for commercial vehicles on Sundays or public holidays.

FUEL IMPORT

Duty-free import of fuel in volume of full fuelling of talks, which technologically connected with the engine, is permitted.

TAXES AND DUTIES

Road taxes

Unless otherwise provided for under a bilateral agreement, foreign vehicles entering Belarus are subject the following road tax:

Type of vehicle

Vehicle

capacity

Road taxes rates depending on period of stay

on territory of the Republic of Belarus, USD

up to 24h

>24h

to 1 week

>1 week

to 1 month

>1 month

to 3 months

>3 months

to 6 months

>6 months

to 1 year

1. Goods vehicles (trucks)

with trailers (semi-trailers)

or without them

Up to_10 t

inclusively

25

40

80

195

390

780

More then 10t till 24t

inclusively

30

45

125

310

620

1240

More then 24 t

40

60

150

370

740

1480

2. Buses / coaches

Up to 12 seats

inclusively

15

20

45

125

250

450

From 13 till 30 seats

inclusively

30

45

125

310

620

1240

More then 30 seats

35

50

130

330

660

1320

3. Cars moving in transit

via the territory of the

Republic of Belarus

5

15

30

75

150

300

4. Cars with trailers moving

in transit via the territory

of the Republic of Belarus

10

25

50

120

240

480

Receipt for payment of road tax is valid only for one trip (entry to territory of the Republic of Belarus exit from territory of the Republic of Belarus).

PAYABLE ROADS (TUNNELS, BRIDGES)

The duties rates and the order of payment for driving by the motorway M-1/E30 are the following:

The duties for driving by the motorway M-1/E30 Brest - Brest - Minsk - Russian Federation border are paid by:

- owners (users) of the vehicles from the foreign states in the hard currency

- owners (users) of the vehicles from the CIS countries - in the hard currency

or in Russian rubles.

The rates of duties collected from the vehicles owners (users) while driving by the motorway M-1/E30 Brest (Kozlovichi) - Brest - Minsk - Russian Federation border (Redki) (from 01.01.2012)

Type of vehicle* Number of axles

Duties rates for driving by the motorway Ì-1/Å-30 Brest (Kozlovichi) - Brest - Minsk - Russian Federation border (Redki) in the points of road duties collection (PRDC) (EURO)**

for non-residents of the Republic of Belarus, except owners (users) from the Customs Union' countries

for owners (users) from the Customs Union

for some categories of the vehicles, owned (used) of the Republic of Belarus residents

The Fedkovichi PRDC

The Kolosovo PRDC

The Kroupki PRDC

The Redki PRDC

The Fedkovichi" PRDC

The Kolosovo PRDC

The Kroupki PRDC

The Redki PRDC

The Fedkovichi PRDC

The Kolosovo PRDC

The Kroupki PRDC

The Redki PRDC

The motor vehicle up to 210cm high

2 and more

3

3

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

The motor vehicle more than 210 cm high

2

5

5

5

5

4

4

4

4

0,01

0,01

0,01

0,01

3

10

10

10

10

105

10

10

10

0,02

0,02

0,02

0,02

4 and more

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

0,04

0,04

0,04

0,04

 


 *The motor vehicle means the vehicle (single or several coupled vehicles), propelled by the motor and intended for transport of the passengers, goods and special equipment by the motorways. When one vehicle tows the other motor vehicles the duties for driving by the Ì-1/Å-30 motorway Brest (Kozlovichi) - Brest - Minsk - Russian Federation border (Redki) (hereinafter - duties) are collected from each vehicle having the motor.

** The amount of duties is determined in accordance with the rates of payment in EURO, levied from:

  • residents of the Republic of Belarus - in Belorussian rubles in the equivalent;
  • non-residents of the Republic of Belarus -in EURO or in USD, or Russian rubles in the equivalent;
  • when determining the equivalent, the official exchange rate of the Belorussian ruble, determined by the Republic of Belarus' National Bank is used, effective at the date of driving the vehicle

The amount due is determined in accordance with the rules of the mathematic rounding:

  • in Belorussian rubles - up to 1000 Belorussian rubles;
  • in USD - up to USD 1000
  • in Russian rubles - up to 1000 Russian rubles

THE TERMS FOR HGVs AND VEHICLES TRANSPORTING ABNORMAL LOADS

Fees rates for exceeding vehicle permitted weight for more than 2% are set at the rate USD 0.03 per every complete exceeded ton per 1 km of distance & USD 0.01 for incomplete exceeded ton per kilometer.

The fees payable for exceeding permitted weights per single, tandem & triple axles of the vehicle.

Weight per axle exceeding (%)

Fees rates/ km (USD)

From 2 to 5 per cent inclusively

0.1

5 to 10 per cent inclusively

0.3

10 to 15 per cent inclusively

0.4

15 to 20 per cent inclusively

0.5

20 to 30 per cent inclusively

0.7

30 to 40 per cent inclusively

0.9

Over 40 per cent

1.8

Fees for exceeding permitted axle weight per every adjacent axle of a vehicle, if there are more than three axles fitted with single and twin tyres, as well as for the vehicles having four and more single and twin tyres on the axle, when the distance between the wheels is over 0,7 m, and if there are 6 and more tyres on the axle when the distance between them is less than 0,7 m.

Weight per axle exceeding (%)

Fees rates/ km (USD)

From 2 to 5 per cent inclusively

0.06

5 to 10 per cent inclusively

0.10

10 to 15 per cent inclusively

0.14

15 to 20 per cent inclusively

0.17

20 to 30 per cent inclusively

0.28

30 to 40 per cent inclusively

0.46

Over 40 per cent

0.90

Fees for excess dimensions

Vehicle parameters (m)

Fees rates/ km (USD)

Height

- 4m to 4.5m inclusively

0.05

- 4.5m to 5m inclusively

0.10

- Over 5m

0.20

Width

- 2.55m to 3m inclusively

0.05

- 3m to 3.75m inclusively

0.10

- Over 3.75m

0.25

Length (per excess meter)

- Up to 4m inclusively

0.04

- 4m to 8m inclusively

0.05

- Over 8m

0.06

- Per part of a meter

0.02

Load overhang

- Per every complete exceeding meter

0,04

- Per part of a meter

0,02

The fees for the heavy goods vehicles or vehicle transporting abnormal load driving by the motorways without special authorization or with infringement of prescribed route.

Exceeding of permitted parameters (percent)

Increased charge rate when driving

without special authorization or

with infringement of set route (percent)

from 4 up to 10 inclusively of total weight and (or) axle weights

50

from 10 up to 40 inclusively of total weight and (or) axle weights,

as well as any permitted parameters

100

More than 40 of total weight and (or) axle weights

200

If the transport is carried out by the heavy goods vehicle or vehicle transporting abnormal load without special authorization the fees amount is levied for the distance traveled and when the driver possess the a/m authorization but doesnt observe the prescribed route the fees are levied for the section traveled along the wrong way.

The fees for the heavy goods vehicles driving by the motorways during the seasonal restrictions of the vehicle total weight and the weight per axle, which are introduced due to the adverse weather conditions, are calculated on the basis of the weights fixed for the current season.

The fees charged for the heavy goods vehicles and/or vehicle transporting abnormal loads if such vehicles are leased or rented in the Republic of Belarus (with the foreign number plates of the truck), are calculated in the same manner as for the vehicles registered in the Republic of Belarus/

The fees for the heavy goods vehicle and/or vehicle transporting abnormal loads are charged depending on how much the this vehicle exceeds the permitted weights, axle loads, dimensions as well as these fees depend on the distance traveled by the route of transportation and are calculated according to the following formula:

n = (Cm * + Cm) * S * K + + SUM Cj * S * K + 1 + ( + + + + + ) * S * K

a Greek letter delta

duties charged for the vehicle journey;

Cm rate of duties charged for excess of permitted total weight of the vehicle by 1 ton;

excess of permitted total weight of the vehicle ;

Cm - rate of duties charged for excess of permitted total weight of the vehicle by a part of a ton;

n a number of the vehicle axles;

j rate of duties charged for excess of permitted weight of single, tandem or triple axles, and if it is fitted wit more than 3 adjacent axles;

S a length of the route;

, , , , , rate of duties for the exceeding the vehicle permitted width, high, length (of 1 meter or of its part), the load overhang (of 1 meter or of its part);

increasing coefficient if driving by the motorways without the special authorization or if the driver does not observe the prescribed route:

= 1,0 if there is no any infringement;

= 1,5 increasing the fees amount by 50%;

= 2,0 - increasing the fees amount by 100%;

= 3,0 - increasing the fees amount by 200%.

Vehicles which exceed the maximum authorized weights and dimensions must make an application for authorization, which should be sent at least 10 days before the transport operation takes place to:

Beldortsentr

Pereulok Domashevski 11

220036 Minsk

Tel: 00 375 17 2597830

TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS

One-time authorizations for import, export and transit of toxic and drastic substances via customs border of the Republic of Belarus by road are issued by The Promatomnadzor Department of the Republic of Belarus, Tel: 00 375 17 2784303, Fax: 00 375 17 2784313.

One-time authorizations for import, export and transit of ozone-depleting substances via customs border of the Republic of Belarus by road are issued by The Ministry of natural resources & preservation of the environment of the Republic of Belarus, Tel: 00 375 17 200 66 91, 200 68 44, Fax: 00 375 17 200 55 83.

One-time authorizations for import, export and transit of narcotic, psychotropic substances via customs border of the Republic of Belarus by road are issued by The Ministry of public health of the Republic of Belarus, Center of hygiene & epidemiology of the Ministry of public health of the Republic of Belarus:

Tel: 00 375 17 222 65 47, Fax: 00 375 17 222 46 27,

Tel.: 00 375 17 278 05 49, Fax.: 00 375 17 278 42 26 accordingly.

VETERINARY & PHYTOSANITARY CONTROL

According to item 18 of Decree on quarantine of plants in the Republic of Belarus, which was approved by resolution of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus Nr. 509 dated 29.07.1993, import of seeds, plants & phytogenous production (further quarantine production) into Republic of Belarus from foreign countries is permitted in the presence of following documents:

- import quarantine authorization, issued by State inspection on quarantine of plants and its departments in regions;

- phytosanitary certificate, issued by state authorities on quarantine and plant protection of country-exporter.

List of quarantine production, as well as conditions of its putting under customs procedure when importing & transit on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, were approved by resolution of State Customs Committee & Ministry of agriculture & foodstuffs Nr. 54/19 dated 05.07.2002.

On the basis of above-listed documents, as well as Rules on outer quarantine of plants in the Republic of Belarus, quarantine production is a subject of primary phytosanitary control on the border points when importing to the territory of the Republic of Belarus. At the same time, state service on phytosanitary control does not levy payment from international transport operators.

Quarantine production, which enter the territory of the Republic of Belarus, is subject to repeated quarantine control & laboratory examination. Cash resources for fulfillment of such work package are levying from consignee in compliance with List prices Nr. 03-4-1-10/3 dated 20.05.1999 for State inspections on quarantine of plants of the Republic of Belarus, which agreed by Ministry of finances and approved by Ministry of agriculture & foodstuffs.

Central state inspection on seed-growing, quarantine & plant protection: tel./fax +375 17 288 24 57.

Levying of cash resources for services rendered by institutions of state veterinary control on the border & transport during the carrying out of veterinary control is made in accordance with List prices Nr. 1975/12 dated 12.07.1997 for State inspections on control of the Republic of Belarus, which agreed by Ministry of economics and approved by Ministry of agriculture & foodstuffs.

Belarusian directorate of state veterinary control on the border and transport: tel. +375 17 2267077, 2268088

ORDER OF thE CONVOY OF GOODS, MOVED BY ROAD TRANSPORT VIA TERRITORY OF thE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

List of goods, moving of which by road transport via territory of the Republic of Belarus under the customs procedure is carried out on the assumption of compulsory convoy by Ministry of Internal Affairs authorities.

Code of goods according to Customs Nomenclature

of external economic activity CIS (CNEEA)

Concise description of goods

2207

Ethyl alcohol

From 2208

Brandy alcohol

24

Tobacco, industrial substitute of tobacco, wares from it

From 2204, 2205, 2206

Wine materials

2204 - 2208

Alcohol production

Transport of nonfoods, spirit-based production under the customs procedure (Annex to Regulation of State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus Nr. 89 dated 02.12.2005) in transit via customs territory of the Republic of Belarus is fulfilled on the assumption of compulsory convoy by subdivisions of Guards Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

Subdivision Guards staff levy fee of USD 0.5/km for compulsory convoy of goods.

Subdivision Guards of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus: tel. +375 17 228 13 56, 229 73 16.

FRONTIER POINTS & WORKING SYSTEM OF CUSTOMS ON thE BORDER

All the Customs on the borders are working on a twenty-four hour basis.

Frontier points:

Belarus Latvia

Urbany / Silene

Bigosovo / Paternieke

Transport Inspection branch office:

Bigosovo: tel./fax +375 02151 20331

Urbany: tel./fax +375 02153 21090

Belarus Lithuania

Kotlovka / Lavorishkes

Kamenny Log / Myadininkaj

Benyakoni / Shalchininkaj

Privalka / Rajgardas

Transport Inspection branch office:

Kotlovka: tel./fax +375 01591 34495

Kamenny Log: tel./fax +375 01593 32546, 23207

Benyakoni: tel./fax +375 01594 94117

Privalka: tel./fax +375 0152 937465

Belarus Poland

Bruzgi / Kuznitsa Belostokskaya

Berestovitsa / Bobrovniki

Kozlovichi / Kukuryky

Transport Inspection branch office:

Bruzgi: tel./fax +375 0152 934311

Berestovitsa: tel./fax

Belarus Russian Federation

SCC RF notifications acceptance points

Kostovo / Bajdakovo

Yuhonovichi / Dolostsy

Gorbacyovo / Klinovoe

Krasnopolie / Stayki

Ezeristche / Nevelskij

Stayki / Senkovo

Kolyshki / Uzgorki

Zaolsha / Rudnya

Lyady / Krasnyj

Koskovo / Klyukino

Zvenchatka / Ponyatovka

Smolki / Belyani

Perelevka / Verhlichi

Selistche / Novozybkovskij

Veselovka / Novye Yurkovichi

Transport Inspection branch office:

Zvenchatka: tel./fax +375 02244 54543, 38398

Smolki: tel./fax +375 02245 23818

Koskovo: tel./fax +375 02240 56703

Veselovka: tel./fax +375 02333 94294 (customs), 42394

Perelevka: tel./fax +375 02230 227736

Selistche: tel./fax +375 02333 538898 (mob.)

Belarus Ukraine

Mokrany / Domanovo

Verhnij Terebezhov / Gorodistche

Novaya Rudnya / Vistupovichi

Komarin / Slavutich

Novaya Guta / Novye Yarylovichi

Transport Inspection branch office:

Mokrany: tel./fax +375 01651 22045

Verhnij Terebezhov: tel./fax +375 01655 46348

Novaya Rudnya: tel./fax +375 02354 22243

Association of international road carriers BAMAP

23, Betonnyj proezd

220036 Minsk

Tel. +375 017 2092600, 2092601, Fax +375 017 2092604, 2092602

www.bairc.org

E-mail: infohub@bairc.org

Brest representative office of the Association of international road carriers BAMAP

50, Dzerzhinskogo str.

224030 Brest

Tel./fax +375 162 221788, + 375 17 2103677

Vitebsk representative office of the Association of international road carriers BAMAP

11, Tereshkovoj str.

210035 Vitebsk

Tel./fax +375 212 241336, +375 17 2106075

Gomel representative office of the Association of international road carriers BAMAP

301, Barykina str.

246027 Gomel

Tel./fax +375 232 429490, +375 232 429491

Grodno representative office of the Association of international road carriers BAMAP

6-1, Boldina str.

230030 Grodno

Tel./fax +375 152 480199, +375 152 484407

Mogilev representative office of the Association of international road carriers BAMAP

1, Gomelskoe shosse

212030 Mogilev

Tel./fax +375 222 458149, +375 17 2109302

Moscow representative office of the Association of international road carriers BAMAP

Office 33, 17/6, Marosejka str.

101990 Moscow

Russian Federation

Tel./fax +7 495 9214901, 9241668

Issuance & reception of carnets TIR office in industrial zone Kolyadichi

Office 20, 27, Babushkina str.

Industrial zone Kolyadichi

Minsk

Tel./fax +375 017 2918093

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police 102

Fire and rescue 101

Ambulance 103


 
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