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Agriculture and rural development
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Proposal for a regulation


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Inception impact assessment
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25 July 2017 - 22 August 2017 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • SOMO (Netherlands)
    22 August 2017 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    SOMO (Netherlands)

    SOMO's feedback on Inception Impact Assessment (EC Initiative to improve the Food Supply Chain) Together with other NGOs in various international NGO coalitions with representation in most EU member states SOMO, the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, has been addressing unfair trading practices in EU food supply chains since 2009 . SOMO’s interest in UTPs relates to mitigating their potential and actual detrimental impacts on ...

  • EuroCommerce (Belgium)
    22 August 2017 Business association
    EuroCommerce (Belgium)

    EuroCommerce expresses serious concerns over some of the proposed policy measures that the Commission considers as part of an initiative to improve the food supply chain. Regulating alleged unfair trading practices (UTPs) at EU level is not the right tool to address issues related to farmers’ incomes, competitive position or ability to embrace future market challenges. We furthermore do not see added-value of further EU level regulation as all...

  • Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medioambiente (Spain)
    22 Agosto 2017 Public authority
    Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medioambiente (Spain)

    España, mantiene la posición ya expuesta en la reunión del pasado 6 de marzo del “ Sherpa Group of the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain”, reunión en la cual se presentó el modelo español.  Dicha presentación ya se encuentra publicada en la página web del CIRCAB, a través del siguiente link:  Spain - PPT HLF 6 March 2017.pptx has just been uploaded/updated in the interest group High Level Forum for a Better...

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12 April 2018
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12 April 2018 - 14 June 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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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...

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