Steel lobby complains about Hungarian law
Steel manufacturing lobby APEAL has filed a complaint to the European Commission against new tax proposals in Hungary that it perceives as discriminatory against steel for packaging.
On 1 July 2011, view the Hungarian authorities reported to the European Commission a bill amending the environmental Product Charge law of 1995 on environmental protection product charges.
The bill proposes to tax steel cans higher than competing materials. APEAL has expressed doubts about the environmental objectives of the proposed measures as claimed by Hungary, store because steel for packaging is one of the easiest materials to sort and recycle, due to its intrinsic value and magnetic characteristics.
An investigation by the Commission is underway.
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