National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics (ICI Bucharest) launches the National Electronic Register: www.setre.gov.ro.
Following the Government ORDINANCE nr. 8 dated 31.01.2022 on the interoperability of electronic road charging systems and facilitating the cross-border exchange of information on non-payment of road charges, ICI Bucharest has created and operationalized the National Electronic Register. The institution is responsible with managing and updating it.
At the end of each calendar year, it will be communicated electronically to the European Commission the registers of the SETRE domains and of the SETRE providers on the territory of Romania.
Moreover, within the same normative act, the establishment of the SINGLE CONTACT OFFICE at the level of the European Union is foreseen. It is operationalized by ICI Bucharest through an IT platform, through which interested SETRE providers in the country and EU Member States can find information on Romanian entities that charge road tariffs.
In order to eliminate the disadvantages of the existence on the territory of the European Union of several electronic systems for the collection of charges for the use of road infrastructure operating with different technologies, Directive 2004/52/EC established the conditions to be met in order to achieve the interoperability of electronic charging systems for the use of road infrastructure in the European Union.
Decision 2009/750/EC defined the European Electronic Toll Service (SETRE) to ensure interoperability at technical, contractual and procedural level by means of a single contract between customers and operators providing the electronic charging service. It has also been established that each Member State maintains a NATIONAL ELECTRONIC REGISTER relating to the SETRE domains located on their territory and the service providers who hold SETRE contracts with toll authorities operating within their remit.