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  • UEAPME (Germany)
    14 June 2018 Company/business organisation
    UEAPME (Germany)

    The current position on the draft directive by the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium Sized enterprises UEAPME, is addressed to the current legislator. We welcome the document with some smaller changes and hope that it can be adopted fast. SMEs need a tangible solution to UTPs in the food sector.

  • FoodDrinkEurope (Belgium)
    14 June 2018 Company/business organisation
    FoodDrinkEurope (Belgium)

    FoodDrinkEurope, representing the EU food and drink industries, believes that the proposal for a Directive on Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) has the potential to create a minimum harmonisation across the EU level. However, to efficiently tackle UTPs in the food chain, the legislation needs to have an impact on all commercial relations among the different actors of the chain – farmers, processors, retailers and retail alliances. The extension...

  • Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) (Finland)
    14 June 2018 Trade union
    Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) (Finland)

    The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) welcome the Commission’s proposal for a Directive to curb UTPs in the food supply chain. MTK did join the voluntary Supply Chain Initiative (SCI) platform in Finland. MTK did also leave the voluntary system because it did not work. Purely voluntary systems do not work. We need an European solution and a directive is perfect, as Member States can then make it work with their...

  • Confartigianato Alimentazione (Italy)
    14 June 2018 Business association
    Confartigianato Alimentazione (Italy)

    Overall, Confartigianato Alimentazione supports the proposal for a directive as it aims at preventing misconduct in the food chain that can harm smaller enterprises that have less bargaining power and that usually correspond to those engaged in agricultural production or the transformation of the same. However, it should be emphasized that discrimination is being made against SME suppliers, since only those that sell to non-SME buyers would...

  • Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V. (ZDH) (Germany)
    14 Juni 2018 Company/business organisation
    Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V. (ZDH) (Germany)

    Der ZDH begrüßt das Vorhaben eines europäischen Rechtsrahmens zum Schutz von KMU vor unlauteren Handelspraktiken. Eine Stärkung der Verhandlungsposition von Handwerksunternehmen gegenüber der Marktmacht des Einzelhandels ist dringend erforderlich, damit Handwerksbetriebe auch künftig zu fairen Bedingungen im Wettbewerb bestehen können. Allerdings ist der Anwendungsbereich der vorgeschlagenen Richtlinie zu eng gezogen und müsste erweitert...

  • AIM European Brands Association (Belgium)
    14 June 2018 Business association
    AIM European Brands Association (Belgium)

    AIM, the European Brands Association supports the European Commission in its efforts to address the imbalance in the supply chain to ensure a fairer environment for the entire chain. We believe we all have a shared responsibility for a sustainable and strong supply chain, which is critical to having a competitive EU. SMEs & farmers are important to our chains, helping us to deliver diverse and innovative products to consumers across...

  • Freshfel Europe (Belgium)
    13 June 2018 Business association
    Freshfel Europe (Belgium)

    Freshfel Europe, the European Fresh Produce Association, represents the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain in the European Union and is registered in the transparency register under the reference: 1637225479-02. We incorporate more than 150 direct members and associated members, including companies and national associations of producers, shippers, exporters, importers, distributors, retailers, and their service providers. Through the...

  • Copa (Belgium)
    13 June 2018 Other
    Copa (Belgium)

    Copa welcomes this Commission’s proposal for a Directive to curb UTPs in the food supply chain. Purely voluntary systems did not work and we called for legislation to address this problem. We continue to see a recurrent use of UTPs all across Europe and several Member States have introduced national legislation to curb its use. Nevertheless, we need a European solution for what is clearly a European problem. Such a solution must not endanger...

  • Cogeca (Belgium)
    13 June 2018 Other
    Cogeca (Belgium)

    Cogeca welcomes this Commission’s proposal for a Directive to curb UTPs in the food supply chain. Purely voluntary systems did not work and we called for legislation to address this problem. We continue to see a recurrent use of UTPs all across Europe and several Member States have introduced national legislation to curb its use. Nevertheless, we need a European solution for what is clearly a European problem. Such a solution must not endanger...

  • British Agriculture Bureau (United Kingdom)
    13 June 2018 Company/business organisation
    British Agriculture Bureau (United Kingdom)

    The British Agriculture Bureau (BAB) represents the UK farming unions in Brussels and more than 75,000 farming and growing members whose businesses are the bedrock of the UK’s £108bn agri-food industry. The UK farming unions are the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales, National Farmers’ Union Cymru (Wales), National Farmers’ Union of Scotland and Ulster Farmers’ Union. Please find attached the BAB position on the UTP Directive.

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