A.I.S.E. has joined nearly 50 trade associations representing the packaging supply chain across Europe to express our concern at the possible introduction of new or additional fiscal measures on packaging.
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.
The organisations that have signed this common position fully support the policy objectives laid down in the European Green Deal to ensure that all packaging is reusable or recyclable by 2030. Striving towards these goals requires significant investments from the packaging supply chain and from public authorities. However, we are concerned about the possible introduction of new or additional fiscal measures on packaging. We strongly believe that further fiscal measures are not the most efficient tool to drive innovation and investments that are needed to meet the intended policy objectives of the Green Deal.
Download: Fiscal measures related to packaging materials and applications
-Joint statement by industry associations in the packaging supply chain (13 July 2020)