In mid-August, the draft of the national mineral oil ordinance was submitted to be voted on by the German Bundesrat. To date, no decision has as yet been taken in favour of or against the legislative proposal.
The industries concerned therefore still have the opportunity to reinforce their criticism of the draft ordinance. The associations representing them are making use of this respite: they have sent a letter to the Bundesrat’s economic committee, the ministers of economics of the federal states and to the ministry of economics, demanding once again that the mineral oil ordinance must be suspended.
As early as the beginning of August, the umbrella and trade associations of the German paper, folding carton and food industries launched an appeal to the economic, environmental and consumer protection departments of the federal states in an attempt to persuade them not to consent to the mineral oil ordinance.
In their updated letter of 24 October, which has been made available to EUWID, the business associations urgently request the suspension of the project because in view of the current uncertainties and the economic recession, the project would be tantamount to an unreasonably drastic and unjustified intervention which, in their view, is completely out of time.
⇒ This is an excerpt from a comprehensive update on the German draft mineral oil ordinance to be published in EUWID Packaging Markets 23/2022.