1. History of the initiative [page 5]:
The Plan also aims to take into account the principles of corporate social responsibility in EU trade and investment agreements. In the above-mentioned document, the European Union and its Member States declared that they would develop national action plans for practical implementation of the UN Guiding Principles.
Pillar I: The state’s duty to protect human rights
5. Planned changes in national legislation
Act on Counteracting the Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage in the Trade in Agricultural and Food Products [page 20]:
The Act on Counteracting the Unfair Use of Contractual Advantage in the Trade in Agricultural and Food Products was prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Signed by the President on 28 December 2016, it will enter into force on 12 July 2017. The new law’s primary goal is to ensure the effective resolution of disputes between suppliers and buyers of food and agricultural products. A contractual advantage occurs when there is considerable disproportion between economic potential, while the weaker party has insufficient ability to sell or buy agricultural or food products from other entrepreneurs.