It’s official! The Unfair Trading Practices legislation is Directive (EU) 2019/633

Good news for our avid readers that followed the legislative process of the Directive on Unfair Trading Practices. The Directive has been published in the EU’s Official Journal. This means that it is officially recognized under the following name and number: Directive (EU) 2019/633 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural and food supply chain.

As a small reminder, this directive prohibits 16 unfair trading practices, including late payments, and protects smaller suppliers from their bigger buyer counterparts. The European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture has published a very well-made guidance document explaining the provisions of this directive. Have a look should you be interested in finding out more.

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