New EU directive 2018/640 may cause effects on logistics


Dear customers & business partners,

We would hereby like to take the opportunity to inform you about the new directive 2018/640 of the European Commission, which may have an effect to the delivery time of your orders.

This directive has come to force for monitoring and controlling the import of several Aluminium products from countries out of EU. From now on Aluminium orders have to be authorized by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA). In refer to the complexity of the additional administration and application process, we will need 5 additional working days for processing your deliveries. Please take in to account that this is an estimation, due to the fact that there are no appropriate experience values existing. As a result, we kindly ask you to calculate 2 weeks for processing your coming orders.

Currently, we are making every effort to change or cancel this directive in co-operation with BAFA.

Furthermore, authorities and associations have started negotiations with the European Commission in this regard, so we are in good hope that the situation will change to a better.

Many thanks for your notice and understanding.

Kind regards

Philipp Saberi
Key Account & Relationship Manager