LONDON – The European Commission is proposing that all 15 European Union member countries adopt a single rate of excise duty on commercial diesel fuel. Present differences between the countries are so great they distort competition within the European motor and fuel markets, the EC says. Under the plan, a central rate equivalent to about $350 per 1,000L (264 gallons). would be established from Jan. 1, with countries being allowed some scope for variation. The range then would ...

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