European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
Together for decent work and fair pay from farm to fork

EP supports fair and efficient food supply chain to tackle unfair trading practices


EFFAT - together with farmers and food producers - welcomes the vote by members of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on the UTPs Directive as a clear step towards ensuring a fair and well-functioning food supply chain in Europe.




The support given to MEP Tarabella’s report is a clear signal of commitment to ensure the agri-food chain is protected against abusive trading practices.


The signatories call on the co-legislators to adopt strong and effective measures against unfair trading practices. Without a law that includes all actors, everyone will be exposed, directly or indirectly, to unfair trading practices. What is unfair is unfair, no matter who you are.


We urge the EU Parliament, the Commission and the Council in the upcoming weeks and months to deliver a solid framework for fairness and certainty.




EFFAT is the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions. As a European Trade Union Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 22 million workers towards the European Institutions, European employers’ associations and transnational companies. EFFAT is a member of the ETUC and the European regional organisation of the IUF.