Vasil Georgiev – Higher School of Security and Economics, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 13 Kouklensko Shausse Boul, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
7th International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2021 – Leadership, Innovation, Management and Economics: Integrated Politics of Research – CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, Online/virtual, December 16, 2021, published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade; Printed by: SKRIPTA International, Belgrade, ISBN 978-86-80194-54-7, ISSN 2683-6149, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2021
Unfair commercial practices;
Unfair trading practices between economic operators are a consequence of the concentration and vertical integration of retailers of fast-moving consumer goods. The strengthened market position of the latter allowed them to impose unfavorable conditions on their economically weaker partners in the supply chain – such as manufacturers and small suppliers. The cross-border nature of trade in agricultural goods and foods has brought this issue to the attention of the European institutions relatively quickly.
On 25 April 2019, 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 was published in the Official Journal of the EU. This paper analyses the norms and implementation of the Directive as of 31 July 2021.
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