New law regulates commercial dealings between suppliers and comparatively larger buyers of food and agricultural products.

Germany passed a new law, Agrarorganisationen-und-Lieferketten-Gesetz (“AgrarOLkG”), the Agricultural Organizations and Supply Chain Act, that aims to correct perceived imbalances in bargaining power between suppliers and buyers of agricultural and food products. The Act implements the European Union’s Unfair Trading Practices Directive (“UTP”) (2019/633), which means that buyers of agricultural and food products in the EU need to look out for similar rules in other EU countries as well.

The AgrarOLkG requires covered buyers to adhere to strict obligations in their commercial dealings with

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