Legal Alert – Changes to Competition Protection Act 2015 (ENG)
Establishment of a National Council for Better Functioning of the Chain of Offering Foods and Conciliation Commission
A new Chapter Six “b” is introduced including Art. 37e – 37l.
Art. 37e provides for the establishment of a National Council for Better Functioning of the Chain of Offering Foods with the Minister of Agriculture and Food. The National Council will aim to promote the conclusion of agreements between associations of producers and of food traders; give statements, opinions and instructions in regard to problems in the chain of offering foods as well as projects of normative acts. The National Council shall include members from the Ministry of Agriculture and Foods, the Ministry of Economics, the Executive Agency for Promoting Small and Medium Enterprises, the professional organizations of food producers and the branch organizations of food traders. Chairman of the Council is the Minister of Agriculture and Foods.
Art. 37g also provides for the establishment of a Conciliation Commission with the Minister of Agriculture and Foods. The Commission will cooperate for the out of court resolution of disputes between food producers and traders. The proceedings before that Commission shall be free of charge.
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