Carriers from Bosnia and Herzegovina's Republika Srpska entity Monday suspended the transport of goods and are boycotting fueling up in protest at the authorities not doing anything to curb fuel price hikes.
The president of the Republika Srpska association of carriers for domestic and international transport, Nikola Grbić, confirmed to the press that road carriers had parked their trucks and halted the delivery of goods.
“As of today, the fueling boycott starts and we are not loading goods at all destinations. This will last 10 days,” said Grbić.
Road carriers made the move in response to high fuel prices. The average fuel price at petrol stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina is about 3.66 convertible marks (about €1.88).
The head of the Republika Srpska association of carriers for domestic and international transport said that road carriers were in a very difficult situation due to the high fuel prices.
Similar protests have also been announced by road carriers from the country's other entity, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.