Various papers and communications regarding EU policy that are relevant to our industry. The information comes from a variety of sources including the European Commission, CITPA – who represent the interests of the European Paper and Board converting industry (Pro Carton are Associate Members) and Cepi – the Confederation of European Paper Industries.

President’s statement

The carton and cartonboard industry is doing its utmost to maintain the flow of essential goods, in particular packaging for foods, pharmaceuticals and hygiene products being aware of its crucial role to ensure security of supply.

McKinsey Guide

McKinsey recently published this guide for retailers which may interest Pro Carton members.

Carton industry responding well

A short animated video for social media use from Pro Carton about the carton industry’s response to COVID-19.

Report on international status and actions

A detailed report on the actions being taken by the EU and national governments.

Pro Carton Press Statement:

The carton industry is responding well to the current crisis helped by the EU acknowledging its crucial role in the supply chain.

Call for even more recycling of paper

CEPI point out the importance of recycling paper and paper based packaging in the current crisis.

Guidelines for Border Management

The European Commission updated last week’s ‘Guidelines for Border Management’ and  urged EU countries to immediately implement its recommendations.

CEPI call for Paper Industry to be classified as a critical value chain

CEPI is currently writing to all EU bodies to achieve the classification as a critical value chain.

Cross-border transport of raw materials, goods and packaging should continue

The paper & board converters call on the European Commission and Member States governments to ensure continued cross-border and intercountry transport of raw materials, goods and packaging.

Suggested “Green Lane” document for Hauliers

Here is a suggested poster that can be sent with goods and also be given to lorry drivers for their use in clearing borders.  It is in 10 languages.

CEPI letter to EU Commission regarding essential industry

CEPI has appealed for urgent support in keeping those parts of the European pulp and paper sector functioning that are essential and vital for the key activities in the society.

Open letter from ECMA and Pro Carton regarding supply chain

ECMA and Pro Carton have sent a statement to the EU Transport Commissioner demanding free passage of packaging for food and pharmaceuticals.