The undersigned industry associations have come together under the Packaging Chain Forum to voice their common concerns about the integrity of the Single Market for packaging and packaged goods. Alongside some recent developments at the EU level, we observe a worrying trend of divergent national provisions. The risk is further erosion of the fundamental principles of the Single Market and the undermining of the EU sustainability goals for a climate neutral, circular and competitive European economy.
(Brussels, 15 July 2020) A number of EU Member States have introduced or are considering the introduction of taxation systems on certain packaging materials and applications. In parallel, the European Council is discussing the introduction of an EU-wide levy on non-recycled plastic packaging waste, as part of the negotiations on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2021-2027. This levy may be translated into new taxation schemes at national level.
(Brussels, 16 June 2020) FoodDrinkEurope is pleased to announce the election of Marco Settembri, Nestlé CEO for Europe, Middle East and North Africa, as its new president.
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