UTPs: new proposal step forward - promoting fairness still a challenge

Published: 12/04/2018

The signatories are nevertheless concerned with the limited scope of the proposal, covering only SMEs suppliers. A successful approach to combating UTPs needs to be applicable to all players in the supply chain, regardless of their size, as it would therefore impact all commercial relations.        

Moreover, it is crucial to ensure an effective cooperation between enforcement authorities addressing transnational UTPs that could otherwise be left unchallenged.             

Now is the time to act to protect the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our food supply chain, strengthening Europe’s competitiveness and growth to build a stronger and more inclusive Europe.    

The signatories call upon the co-legislators – the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament – to jointly work on the Commission’s proposal and ensure its timely adoption.