Tariff policy

Principles of freight transportation tariff policy

Legislation defines the government tariff policy for freight transportation with respect to natural monopolies. The Russian Government adopts decisions and the federal executive authorities pass departmental regulations establishing the principles of government tariff regulation on the basis of federal laws.

The tariff regulation model for railway transportation transitioned to the establishment of a long-term tariff policy for railway transportation based on the principles of an economically viable return on invested capital starting in 2014 in accordance with the decisions of the Russian Government.

An action plan to restrict the final value of goods and services provided by infrastructure companies while maintaining their financial sustainability and investment appeal, which was approved by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on 11 November 2013, approves long-term tariffs for railway freight shipments from 2014–2018 with restrictions established on the tariff growth rate based on the inflation level of the previous year.

However, in 2014 the Russian Government decided to keep tariffs on railway freight shipments at the 2013 level with their subsequent indexation in accordance with the actual inflation level for the previous year.

Implementing the tariff policy in accordance with the international treaties of the Russian Federation
Tariff policy on transit freight shipments
Implementing a flexible tariff policy within the tariff corridor
Tariff regulation of suburban passenger transportation
Tariff regulation of long-haul passenger transportation