Secretariat opens case against Bosnia and Herzegovina for diesel toll exemption

5 October 2022

Today, the Secretariat opened dispute settlement procedures against Bosnia and Herzegovina for the exemption from the payment of toll for diesel fuel used by mines and thermal power plants for the production process and used to drive railway vehicles. The toll exemption has never been notified to and approved by the State Aid Council and exemptions constituting State aid are granted year after year since 2010. Therefore, the Secretariat took the preliminary view that Bosnia and Herzegovina infringed the Treaty by not effectively ensuring implementation of the State aid prohibition.

Interested parties may be granted access to the case file and may submit written observations on the present case. All requests for information should be addressed to the Legal Counsel at dirk.buschle@energy-community.org and should make reference to the relevant case number ECS-33/21.

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