Concerning Packaging taxes.
In Budapest I got a request from Marius concerning the taxes on packaging.
In Romania these taxes are quite high and Marius asked me to find out what level the taxes are in the Netherlands to have a comparison. .
I found a website concerning this subject that is for products in the Netherlands. http://www.afvalfondsverpakkingen.nl
There is and English translation available on the website.
E- Business and Unique Article Classification.
In the Netherlands we are working on this subject and we are having some progress also on international level.
As soon as I have more information translated in English I will send it to the Eurometal office.
Classification is the first step to e-business.
In Brussels there is also a movement.
In the Netherlands we have a law since 2012 that makes a level playing field for all construction products.
This gives recyclable products like steel and metal products a huge advantage compared to non recyclable products.
Together with TATA Steel I am working on an European platform to make our information available for all countries and for the European Commission.
We have spend more than 100.000 euro to make the data and the organization running.
If the presidency of NAT.FED. agrees, I can present the progress on this subject on the next meeting of Eurometal NAT.FED. on 24 March 2017 in Warschau.
In the meantime I will send all English texts and information to the Eurometal office to make it available on the Eurometal website.
Please discuss the above mentioned subject with your colleagues in your country.
One of these subjects may well be a good support for the future of your association.
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