At the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development meeting on October 8, 2018, the “New rules on competition for the agro-food chain in the CAP after 2020” report was presented. This report provides an overview of the European competition rules within the Common Market Organization (CMO) following the adoption of the 2017 Omnibus Regulation.
The report was commissioned by the research department B of the European Parliament and was presented by Mrs. Cathérine Del Cont, Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Nantes, France, and Antonio Antonio Iannarelli, Professor at the University of Bari, Italy. Following the analysis of the Commission’s proposal on the CAP reform (COM (2018) 394) and the proposal for a directive on unfair trading practices in the food supply chain, the authors presented several recommendations to strengthen the negotiating power of farmers and their associations and to provide them with greater legal certainty as regards the application of these rules and how they could be further strengthened and clarified in the next CAP reform.

To consult the study: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2018/617497/IPOL_STU(2018)617497(SUM01)_EN.pdf