EC proposals to ban unfair trading practices welcomed

20th April 2018

A European Commission proposal to ban unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain has been welcomed by numerous groups.

It will prohibit the ‘more damaging’ UTPs to ensure fairer treat­ment for small and medium sized food and farming businesses.

Nine groups said the move has the potential to create a minimum harmonisation at EU level without endangering existing systems in some Member States.

However, UEAPME, IFOAM EU, FoodDrinkEurope, Fair Trade Advocacy Office, EFFAT, Copa and Cogeca, CLITRAVI, CEJA and AIM expressed concern with its limited scope as it covers only SME suppliers.

 

Source: By Joseph James Whitworth. Food Manufacture.

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