USA-Canada border controls as example
All borders in the EU currently remain open for freight transport. Between Canada and the USA there are restrictions on people crossing the border but the controlled maintenance of road and rail freight is guaranteed.
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (Fiata) applauds this controlled approach and encourages others economies worldwide with land borders to adopt a similar approach as to the movement of goods.
More than ever, the world needs a well-functioning supply chain if it wants to defeat the Convid-19, said Fiata. It also urges to establish within the EU general «green lanes» for railfreight corridors, for cross border movements for systemically relevant staff as well as to safeguard a minimum capacity at maintenance facilities and to introduce flexibility in the regulatory framework to avoid traffic disruptions. (ben)