The Slovak Parliament draws rules on unfair supply contract terms for foodstuffs (Act n° 140/2010)

Legislative background On 1 May 2010, Act n° 140/2010 Coll. on Unfair Terms in Business Contracts between Reseller and Supplier of Goods that are Foodstuffs (the “Unfair Terms in Foodstuff Act” or the “UTFA”) came into effect. Slovakia has a history of legislation dealing with unfair terms in supplier-reseller contracts. The first such law that was passed was Act n° 358/2003 Coll. on Retail Chains (the “Retail Chains Act”), later replaced by Act n° 172/2008 Coll. on Unfair Terms in Commercial Contracts (the “ General Unfair Terms Act” or the “GUTA”). While both laws on unfair terms serve essentially the same goal, which is (as presented in their explanatory memoranda) to give a more fair balance to the supplier - reseller relationship, the raison d'être behind the new Unfair Terms in Foodstuff

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  • Wolf Theiss (Bratislava)
  • Kinstellar (Bratislava)

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Zuzana Hodonova, Roman Oleksik, The Slovak Parliament draws rules on unfair supply contract terms for foodstuffs (Act n° 140/2010), 1 May 2010, e-Competitions May 2010, Art. N° 31177

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