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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on unfair business-to-business trading practices in the food supply chain

Aldo Patriciello

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on unfair business-to-business trading practices in the food supply chain  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission report COM(2016) 32  

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas the food supply chain ensures the delivery of food and drink products for personal or household consumption, affecting all consumers in the EU on a daily basis and accounting for a significant part of the average household budget;.

B. whereas, although the single market has brought major benefits to operators in the food supply chain, over the past few decades it has undergone structural changes as a result of developments such as the increased concentration and vertical integration of market participants across the EU;

C. whereas the problem of unfair trading practices has been acknowledged by all stakeholders in the food supply chain and a number of surveys show that they occur relatively frequently, at least in certain sections therof;  

1. Calls on the Commission to coordinate efforts by the Member States and encourage them to take appropriate and proportional measures at national level against unfair trading practices, taking into account national circumstances and best practices.

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