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Prohibited UTPs

The law protects against the following 10 unfair trading practices in all circumstances:

  1. Paying later than 30 days for perishable agricultural and food products;
  2. Paying later than 60 days for other agricultural and food products;
  3. Short-notice cancellations of perishable agricultural and food products; 
  4. Unilateral contract changes by the buyer;
  5. Payment not related to a specific transaction;
  6. Risk of loss and deterioration transferred to the supplier;
  7. Refusal of written confirmation of a supply agreement by the buyer, despite request of the supplier;
  8. Misuse of trade secrets by the buyer;
  9. Commercial retaliation by the buyer;
  10. Transferring the costs of examining customer complaints to the supplier.