Unfair Trading Practices

‘Only excuse’ for food ombudsman delay ‘is lack of political will’

‘Only excuse’ for food ombudsman delay ‘is lack of political will’

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has criticised the ongoing delays with the establishment of a food ombudsman or meat regulator saying...

October 7, 2021

EU ‘infringement procedures’ against 12 countries on UTPs

EU ‘infringement procedures’ against 12 countries on UTPs

The European Commission has announced that it has opened infringement procedures against 12 member states for failing to transpose EU...

July 28, 2021

Minister signs Unfair Trading Practices instrument

Minister signs Unfair Trading Practices instrument

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue today (Wednesday, April 28) signed a Statutory Instrument which gives effect...

April 28, 2021

Public consultation launched on role of Food Ombudsman

Public consultation launched on role of Food Ombudsman

A public consultation on the primary legislation needed to establish a new Office of a National Food Ombudsman or regulator...

April 26, 2021

Department ‘taking 2-step approach’ in establishing Food Ombudsman

Department ‘taking 2-step approach’ in establishing Food Ombudsman

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is “currently taking a two-step approach” in the establishment of the office...

January 28, 2021

Unfair trading practices: What’s the progress on the National Food Ombudsman?

Unfair trading practices: What’s the progress on the National Food Ombudsman?

The EU’s unfair trading practices directive must be transposed into Irish law by May 1, with efforts currently underway to...

January 21, 2021

European Commission launches survey on unfair trading practices in agriculture and food

European Commission launches survey on unfair trading practices in agriculture and food

The European Commission is seeking feedback from the public on unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the agriculture and food supply...

November 9, 2020

What does the Programme for Government say about live exports?

What does the Programme for Government say about live exports?

There has been a great deal of discussion during recent weeks and months over what the fate of live exports...

June 19, 2020

New body needed to combat unfair trading practices – TD

New body needed to combat unfair trading practices – TD

The Government needs to give urgent attention to establishing an independent body to enforce the EU’s unfair trading practices directive...

May 21, 2020

Agri committee to meet food retail adjudicator tomorrow

Agri committee to meet food retail adjudicator tomorrow

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine is scheduled to meet with Christine Tacon, the UK’s Groceries...

November 4, 2019

IFA says it will make ‘detailed submission’ to UTP consultation

IFA says it will make ‘detailed submission’ to UTP consultation

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that it will make a “detailed submission” to the public consultation on the...

October 20, 2019

Creed announces public consultation for UTP Directive

Creed announces public consultation for UTP Directive

Michael Creed, The Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has announced the opening of a public consultation process on...

October 18, 2019

Beef Plan: ‘Fair Trade’ needs to begin at home

Beef Plan: ‘Fair Trade’ needs to begin at home

With Irish beef farmers currently supplying processors and retailers with produce for a price that is consistently below the cost...

March 26, 2019

UTPs: ‘Big buyers making excessive profits should be named and shamed’

UTPs: ‘Big buyers making excessive profits should be named and shamed’

The newly-adopted EU directive on unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food-supply chain “does not go far enough”, according to...

March 18, 2019

UTPs: EU overwhelmingly backs ‘correcting power imbalances’

UTPs: EU overwhelmingly backs ‘correcting power imbalances’

Today’s formal adoption and overwhelming support by the European Parliament on the directive to tackle unfair trading practices in the...

March 12, 2019

Beefed-up fair trading rules approved by EU Ag Committee

Beefed-up fair trading rules approved by EU Ag Committee

The European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee endorsed new rules to better protect farmers against buyers’ unfair trading practices earlier today (Wednesday,...

January 23, 2019

Fairer food-chain laws progress further in Brussels

Fairer food-chain laws progress further in Brussels

Political agreement on a new set of rules on unfair trading practices in the food-supply chain has been ratified by...

January 17, 2019

Government must act on UTPs in food supply – McGuinness

Government must act on UTPs in food supply – McGuinness

The Government must decide now if a new regulatory body is needed to ban unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the...

January 7, 2019