The European Commission is calling for all 15 EU member countries to adopt a single rate of excise duty on commercial diesel fuel. The Commission says present differences between the countries are so great they distort competition within the European motor and fuel markets. Under the plan, a central rate equivalent to around $350 per 1,000 liters (264 gallons) would be established from January 1, 2003,with countries being allowed some variation. This range would be narrowed ...
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