European Organisation of Agricultural, Rural and Forestry Contractors
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Brussels, 3rd April 2020
If EU Member States decide to lock themselves behind their respective borders because of the COVID-19, agricultural, rural and forestry entrepreneurs will not be able to carry on their activities as service providers and to continue to supply European citizens in a responsible manner.To do so, they call for the integrity of the Single Market to be safeguarded.
To counter the spread of COVID-19, agricultural and forestry contractors and their employees are mobilising to ensure the safety of their workers and clients, as the peak of the agricultural and silviculture season approaches with the return of spring.
While taking into account the restrictions already imposed by the initial health measures, contractors are endeavouring to continue to provide their services to farmers so that the supply of food to the market can continue without interruption.
Furthermore, CEETTAR wishes to underline not only the willingness of forest-based contractors to participate in the movement, but also the difficulties encountered in forestry and logging due to the closure of building sites, sawmills and woodworking factories.
If even more drastic sanitary measures need to be taken in the future, contractors hope that these measures will not jeopardise the functioning of the Single Market. In order to be able to seamlessly carry on their activities, they are calling on the European Commissioner for Agriculture to act as spokesperson for their demands:
President of CEETTAR
Find HERE Cettar Statement on the COVID-19 crisis.
Veuillez trouver ICI la déclaration de la CEETTAR concernant la crise du COVID-19.