Antonia Kehayova

Unfair trading practices in the agricultural and food supply chain – the Bulgarian and CEE perspective

On 17 April 2019, the EU Parliament and the Council adopted the Directive (EU) 2019/633 on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural and food supply chain (UTP Directive) with Member States required to transpose the provisions of the UTP Directive into national law and publish them officially by May 1, 2021.
The changes should enter into force by November 1, 2021 at the latest. The parties to supply agreements of agricultural and food products concluded before the date of publication of national provisions above shall be obliged to align their agreements to the UTP.