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The road network

From April 1st 2016, all heavy goods vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes must have a working On Board Unit (OBU) in Belgium. An OBU is only required if the tractor unit has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of over 3.5 tonnes. The point of reference for the definition of the weight that needs to be registered in the system is the Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR).

The Flemish, Walloon and Brussels-Capital regions have determined the road network. For more information, we recommend that you visit the Viapass website.

The tariffs applicable in the Belgian regions

Belgium consists of three regions. Each region is responsible for its own roads and infrastructure, and sets its taxes or fees independently.

In the Flemish and Brussels-Capital regions, the kilometre charge is a tax. In the Walloon region, where the roads are managed by Sofico, the kilometre charge is a fee subject to VAT.

The tariffs have been set by the three regions and will be applicable from April 1st 2016. For more information about the tariffs, visit the Viapass website.