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Act on interoperability of electronic road toll systems enters into force

Ministry of Transport and Communications
21.10.2021 13.52 | Published in English on 21.10.2021 at 14.20
Press release

On 21 October 2021, the Government proposed that the President of the Republic approve the new Act on interoperability of electronic road toll systems. The Act concerns amendments to the European electronic road toll system, and it does not oblige nor lead to the introduction of road toll systems in Finland.

The Act is due to enter into force on 23 October 2021. Upon its entry into force, the new Act would repeal the current Act with the same name.

The Act would implement the new Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union. The Directive applies mainly to the technical interoperability of electronic road toll systems.

The legislative proposal on interoperability of electronic road toll systems does not implement the Government Programme's objective of an act allowing congestion charging. That act will be prepared separately and the Ministry of Finance will be responsible for it.

Inquiries:

Jenni Korhonen-Pereira Coutinho, Senior Officer, tel. +358 50 307 4177, [email protected]

Press release, 2 September 2021: Legislative proposal on interoperability of electronic road toll systems to Parliament
Government: Government plenary session, material, 21 October 2021 (in Finnish)
Gateway to Information on Government Projects: The Government Proposal to amend the Act on interoperability of electronic road toll systems (LVM027:00/2021) (in Finnish)

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