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CII lament

21st August 1982
Page 8
Page 8, 21st August 1982 — CII lament
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

THE Confederation of Irish dustry is worried that a re( price increase in diesel coupled with the sharp risl taxes imposed by the count March Budget, has made di oil for freight transport in land among the most expert: in the EEC.

The CII says that diesel r represents about 51 per cen vehicle running costs and 22 cent of total costs.

"Irish road transport costs already high because of the h level of excise duty on n vehicles; restrictive legislat on haulage for reward; and degree of traffic congestion the national primary routes in major cities and town," statement points out.

Transport now accounts for per cent of Ireland's manufaci ing costs. A further increasE transport costs would redi competitiveness of Irish ma factured goods and result additional job losses in the s tors of the economy exposec international competition, s, the CII.


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