A transposition guide to help you convert the Directive on Unfair Trading Practices to national legislation

Readers of this newsletter will have eagerly followed the development of the Directive on Unfair Trading Practices which was officially passed in April 2019. Over the next two year, it will be transposed into national legislation. As it is a Directive there is a room for manoeuvre on its transposition and implementation nationally. 

In order to protect the interests of more vulnerable actors of the supply chains it is important that Member States implement this Directive in the fairest way possible. This is why IFOAM EU and other associations have developed a transposition guide. This guide will provide you with the tools to make sure that the Directive transposes well to national level.

IFOAM EU and the other writers of the guide gave an informative webinar about transposing the Directive. IFOAM EU’s members can reach out to silvia.schmidt [at] ifoam-eu.org (subject: I'm%20requesting%20the%20webinar%20on%20the%20UTP%20transposition%20guide) (silvia.schmidt [at] ifoam-eu.org) to request a recording of this webinar.

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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