A law known as "EGalim 2", dated 18 October 2021, aims to protect the remuneration of farmers: Distribution law reformed once again

A law dated 18 October 2021 aiming at protecting the payment of farmers, known as "EGalim 2", reforms distribution law by targeting the food sector. Upstream, the "contractualization" regime between producers and their first buyers is reinforced. Downstream, suppliers and distributors must conclude a new written agreement that ensures the "sanctuarization" rule on the price of the agricultural raw material to be respected. New unfair practices are also appearing (or reappearing): the principle of prohibiting discrimination and excessive logistical penalties.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Introduction Frédéric Buy Associate Professor of Law, Professor, Aix-Marseille University 1. With the law no. 2021-1357 of October 18, 2021 aimed at protecting the remuneration of farmers, known as "Besson-Moreau" or "EGalim 2", French distribution law has been reformed once again. The rewriting of the "EGalim 1" law [1] and of the texts adopted in its wake, barely a few months after their entry into force, speaks volumes about the legislator's difficulty in achieving an objective that was rightly presented as a"major social issue" [2]: how can we ensure that our farmers can live with dignity from their work ? 2. The parliamentarians stressed that"much []

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Frédéric Buy, Gael Chantepie, Jean-Christophe Grall, Audrey Illouz, Helen Coulibaly-Le Gac, Marie Doisy, Luc-Marie Augagneur, A law known as "EGalim 2", dated 18 October 2021, aims to protect the remuneration of farmers: Distribution law reformed once again, February 2022, Concurrences N° 1-2022, Art. N° 105288

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