European Commission publishes guidance to ensure flow of goods across EU
The European Commission today issued new practical advice on how to implement its guidelines for border management in order to keep freight moving across the EU during the current pandemic.
To ensure that EU-wide supply chains continue to operate, Member States are requested to designate, without delay, all the relevant internal border-crossing points on the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) as ‘green lane' border crossings. The green lane border crossings should be open to all freight vehicles, whatever goods they are carrying. Crossing the border, including any checks and health screening, should not take more than 15 minutes.
Guidance is set out for green lane border crossings and the application of rules for transport workers.
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