Önder Reis, a council member of the 14th professional committee of the Trabzon Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TTSO), which includes automotive and transportation companies, made statements about the demands and suggestions of international transporters.
"15 THOUSAND PEOPLE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT SECTOR PROVIDE A LIVING"
TTSO Council Member Önder Reis emphasized that there are 11 international shipping companies in the Eastern Black Sea Region, 61 of which are in Trabzon, according to the data of the 121th Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Transport, and said, shows. "3 thousand people from the international transportation sector, where 867 billion liras of investment is made in our region, make their living."
"FOREIGN PLATED VEHICLES CARRY OUR EXPORT PRODUCTS ABROAD"
Önder Reis said, “Our country, which takes firm steps towards its export target of 500 billion dollars, unfortunately imports services in order to send its export products abroad. Apart from the competition between the shipping companies in our country and in our region, the main competition is the vehicles with foreign plates that carry the export products of our country abroad. Depending on the exchange rates, prices of new and used vehicles doubled, and investment costs increased by 100 percent. In addition, while the quality of personnel decreases, personnel costs increase. Fuel prices, tire prices, motor own damage and traffic insurance premiums, vehicle inspection fees, motor vehicle taxes, service, spare parts and vehicle maintenance expenses also constantly increase operating costs. This situation leads to unfair competition in vehicles and makes vehicles with foreign license plates advantageous in our country ”.
PRESENTED THE REQUESTS OF THE SECTOR
TTSO Council Member Önder Reis used the following statements while listing the demands and solution suggestions of the international shipping industry based on all these developments:
“The duration of the annual vehicle inspection should be increased to 1000 years by reducing the fee of 2 TL. In connection with its earnings, no motor vehicle tax should be collected from the vehicles of the company paying income tax, corporate tax and VAT. Our traffic police should give up the habit of not checking documents and tachographs by not stopping the vehicle with foreign license plates, thinking that they will have a foreign language problem. Vehicles with foreign license plates that do not pay highway and bridge fees and traffic tickets should not be allowed to go abroad. A fuel pump should be installed at the Sarp Border Gate, and fuel should be allocated to vehicles going abroad, as in Kapıkule, to keep the foreign currency in the country. Non-pecuniary coverage should be added to the compulsory financial traffic insurance premium, which competes with the automobile insurance premium. The employer who provides job opportunities to the driver should not burden the worker in his capacity as responsible, and the driver should have material and moral responsibility in accidents caused by the driver's fault. By making arrangements about transporters in the Labor Law, the employer should be saved from being victimized by the driver, and the driver should not be forced to pay more compensation than the money he earns from his vehicle. In order to alleviate the investment cost, international carriers should be provided with the opportunity to purchase vehicles without VAT and SCT. A stricter attitude should be adopted regarding the passage documents provided by our Ministry of Transport to vehicles with foreign license plates. In the Article 128 of the Highway Traffic Regulation, which is not applied, the gauge and weight of the vehicles that will travel on the highway are specified and the regulation should be implemented. A logistics base should be established in our city with the life water social facilities, parks, repair-maintenance-repair services of road transport. It should be ensured that exchange offices are established at the border gates on behalf of the state, and unfair earnings should be prevented by distorting the foreign currency of the transporters and citizens over the exchange rate determined by the civil servants on their own initiative. It should be ensured that the exporter and carrier of our country, which has the 19th largest economy in the world, gain the reputation it deserves in Asia and the Middle East with the laws and lobbying activities. The owner of the company that transfers fuel between vehicles should not be trafficked. In the case of emergency, war, natural disasters and epidemics, public information should be provided by giving the right of the carrier whose importance and value is understood and who are applauded only at these times. "