Food for Thought: Unfair Trading Practices in the Agricultural and Food Supply Chain
The Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Grocery Goods Undertakings) Regulations 2016 (Grocery Goods Regulations) – originally introduced to facilitate greater certainty and transparency in dealings between suppliers of food and drink and grocery businesses - have now been revoked by S.I. No. 150 of 2022 (Consumer Protection Act 2007 (Grocery Goods Undertakings) (Revocation) Regulations 2022), which came into operation on 1 April 2022.
The European Union (Unfair Trading Practices in the agricultural and food supply chain) Regulations 2021 (UTP Regulations), which took effect on 1 July 2021, currently remain in force and continue to govern relations between buyers and suppliers in the agricultural and food product supply chain in certain circumstances.
In this publication we look at the principal features of the UTP Regulations, as well as the manner in which they will be impacted by the enactment of the Agricultural and Food Supply Chain Bill 2022 (Bill).
For further details of how your business can ensure that its practices comply with the UTP Regulations and of how it can best prepare for the enactment of the Bill, please feel free to contact any member of A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition and Procurement team.
Date published: 5 May 2022