Control Campaign on Unfair Trading Practices in the Agricultural and Food Supply Chain Laws of 2021 and 2023
We would like to inform you that concerning the Unfair Trading Practices in the Agricultural Supply Chain Laws of 2021 and 2023, the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, has informed that it has started a campaign to check the compliance of the market, with emphasis on the unauthorized use of reusable packaging or transport boxes, the immediate issuance of an invoice upon delivery, as well as the delay in payments beyond the specified timetables.
It is reminded that according to the provisions of the Laws, 13 unfair trading practices are prohibited for the products included in Annex I of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as well as products processed for use as food using products of Annex I. Furthermore, the Laws prohibit 6 more practices for all fruit and vegetables, while for the rest of the products they prohibit these practices only in cases where no prior agreements were concluded with clear and unambiguous terms.
An informative guide with the necessary information on the above laws is attached. In addition, interested parties can be informed through the website of the Department of Agriculture where the relevant announcements, answers to questions, etc. have been posted, by clicking here.