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EU confirms use of priority lanes for transportation of packaging materials during COVID-19 pandemic

POSTED: 30th Mar

Following calls from the packaging industry, the European Commission has confirmed that the transportation of packaging materials for essential industries such as food and pharmaceuticals will be able to use its “green lanes” – essentially fast-tracking the movement of materials. 

The European Commission agreed with packaging associations across Europe that “green lanes” should remain open for packaging delivery. It is now urging EU countries to allow vehicles to transport goods between countries via these fast-track lanes, which should take no longer than 15 minutes to pass through, including checks and health screenings of drivers.

The ‘Guidelines for Border Management’ also state that: “Member States should act immediately to temporarily suspend all types of road access restrictions in place in their territory” and “transport workers, irrespective of their nationality and place of residence, should be allowed to cross internal borders.”

Read the full article via Packaging Europe here

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