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UNIPEKTIN as a member of the Swiss Fruit Association confirmed as Supply Relevant/Essential Business.

UNIPEKTIN as member of the Swiss Fruit Association has been confirmed as a supply relevant business during the COVID-19 crisis and therefore will be operating as normal. The official confirmation letter from the Swiss Federal Office for Economic Supply (in the German language) can be downloaded using the button below.

English Translation:

The Swiss Federal Office for Economic Supply confirms that the members of your association are systemically relevant, essential businesses to supply the country with vital goods and services. The employees of these companies provide services within the meaning of the Country Supply Act, essential for Switzerland’s supply. This is particularly true in association with the current coronavirus pandemic.

The Federal Office for Economic Supply confirms its interest in maintaining these businesses. It is of great importance for the economic supply of the country that the associated employees not be restricted in the exercise of their work.

In this context, we reiterate our concern that the necessary freedom of movement of the workers concerned (access to production facilities, plants, construction sites, etc.) is still guaranteed.

We also confirm our interest in ensuring that employees in key positions are exempted from any military, civil defense and civil service obligation.

In addition, we support the concern of supply-relevant companies and their employees that applications for special permits for the transport of goods and the mobility of cross-border commuters, are judged favourably in accordance with the applicable trade agreements and by foreign authorities.

We kindly ask you to forward this letter of confirmation to the members of your association.