29 May 2013

Entering Uncharted Territory: the Commission’s thinking on territorial supply constraints

On 31 January 2013, the European Commission (DG Internal Market) published a Green Paper on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food and non-food supply chain in Europe.1 Following a number of inquiries at national level including the Groceries investigation in the UK,2 the Green Paper deals with a variety of practices, for example retroactive contract changes, that are considered to “grossly deviate from good
commercial conduct”.

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