The meeting follows publication of the responses received to the Commission’s consultation on ‘Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) in the Business-to-Business Food and Non-Food Supply Chain in Europe’.
NFDA director Sue Robinson commented: “The European Commission acknowledges the high response rate from the automotive sector on the issue of unfair business to business practices. However it is struggling to identify a way forward that would provide a single solution across all sectors.
“Therefore, given the difficulty to legislate for both food and non- food sectors, the European Commission is contemplating different initiatives for each rather than a single solution.”
“The NFDA will explore the initiatives with European car dealers and the Commission over the forthcoming months.”