20 May 2015

CLECAT welcomes EC action against Germany on minimum wage barriers in international transport

CLECAT has welcomed the recent decision of the European Commission to start infringement proceedings against Germany for the application of its minimum wage law (MiLog) on international road transport operations. CLECAT fully supports the argued reasons from the Commission for this action as the additional bureaucratic burden to the industry seriously undermines the free movement of goods in an internal market.

Nicolette van der Jagt, Director General of CLECAT said, 'we have continued to raise our concern on the German legislation which prevents the internal market from functioning properly. We trust that the Commission and Germany seek to find a solution in this infringement procedure without delay as the current situation raises further questions in the industry. We therefore call for an immediate suspension of all the legislation on all affected international transport operations, including transports in, to and out of Germany, and not just on transit operations, while the infringement process is underway.'

European Commission officially launched the infringement against Germany on the application of the German minimum wage yesterday.
See the EC Press Release (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5003_en.htm?locale=en)


For further questions:
Nicolette van der Jagt
CLECAT – The European Voice of Freight Forwarders and Logistics
Rue du Commerce 77
tel + 32 2 503 4705