Commission launches consultation on EU food supply chain

16 August 2017


The European Commission has launched a consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer. 

The Commission is concerned that farmers and small suppliers may lack bargaining power when dealing with other parts of the food chain such as food processors and retailers.  The consultation could result in measures to strengthen the position of farmers in the food supply chain, measures to improve market transparency and/or measures around producer cooperation. 

The Commission has issued a questionnaire and invites responses from a wide range of stakeholders including farmers, processors, distributors, retailers, consumers and public bodies. 

Responses to the questionnaire must be submitted by 17 November.


For more information please contact Peter Harper or Aysha Fernandes:

Peter Harper, Partner
t: +44 20 7919 0646
Aysha Fernandes, Legal Director
t: +44 20 7919 0942