The Polish Competition Authority gains new powers to fight unfair practices in the food industry

The Polish Competition Authority gains new powers to fight unfair practices in the food industry* The Act on Combating Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage in Trading in Agricultural and Food Products (the “Act”) will enter into force in the mid-2017. The objective of the Act is to eliminate unfair trade practices between purchasers and producers (suppliers) of agricultural food products at every stage of the supply chain. The new legislation designates the Polish Competition Authority, i.e. the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (the “PCA”) as an authority responsible for enforcing new regulations. Thus, the PCA will get a variety of new powers. Contractual Advantage & Its Unfair Use The new law prohibits the use of unfair contractual advantage in

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Aleksander Stawicki, The Polish Competition Authority gains new powers to fight unfair practices in the food industry, 28 December 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2016, Art. N° 82714

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