Free circulation of packaging and packaged goods compromised in Commission’s proposal on lightweight plastic bags

November 2013 - The free movement of packaged goods in the Internal Market is a fundamental principle of the European Union, benefiting citizens and businesses alike. For this fundamental reason, EUROPEN would strongly advise against the proposed derogation to article 18 of the PPWD, considering the proportionality, effectiveness of such a marketing restrictive measure and the implications of the proposal vis-à-vis the potential far-reaching disruption to the internal market principle.

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