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Selected References of Regulations 

on or relevant for Contract Farming Operations

 

 

 

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This page is mainly dedicated to (mandatory and/or soft law) domestic regulations with a direct relevance to contract farming operations. As regards soft law instruments adopted by international organisations, please also refer to the "Good Practices & Standards" section.

 

 

   -   Internet resource centers

   -   EU Legislation

   -   Argentina

   -   Australia

   -   Belgium 

   -   Bolivia 

   -   Brazil 

   -   Cambodia 

   -   France 

   -   Hungary 

   -   India 

   -   Italy 

   -   Morocco 

   -   Panama 

   -   Philippines 

   -   Spain 

   -   Tanzania 

   -   United Kingdom 

   -   United States of America 

   -   Uruguay 

   -   Vietnam

 

   -   International instruments

 

 


Internet resource centers

FAOLEX is a comprehensive and up-to-date computerized legislative database, one of the world's largest electronic collection of national laws and regulations on food, agriculture and renewable natural resources 

 

See also: FAO Contract Farming Resource Centre - FAO Internet Resource Center with access to a wealth of bibliographical references (including legal material) and contract samples.

 

 

EU Legislation

Regulation (EU) No 261/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2012 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards contractual relations in the milk and milk products sector 

 

Directive 2011/7/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 on combating late payment in commercial transactions Text with EEA relevance 

 

British Institute of International and Comparative Law - Models of Enforcement in Europe for Relations in the Food Supply Chain - with links (at pp. 36-37 of document) to hard law regulation (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Romania and the United Kingdom) and soft law regulation (Belgium, France and Slovenia) on enforcement mechanisms to improve trading relationships, in particular regarding unfair commercial practices and unequal bargaining power between retailers and suppliers in the food supply chain, as well as a non EU (Argentina) and plans for regulation (Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Norway). 

 

European Commission - Green Paper on unfair trading practices in the business-to-business food and non-food supply chain in Europe 

 

Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007, in particular Article 168 et seq. 

 

Argentina

Ley 25.113 de 1999 sobre contrato de maquila o de depósito de maquila 

Ley 18.600 de 1970 - Contratos de elaboración de vinos

 

Australia

The guide to the horticulture code for growers and wholesale traders in the horticulture industry, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, 2011

 

Belgium

Loi relative à l’intégration verticale dans le secteur de la production animale, 1 avril 1976

 

Bolivia

Ley del complejo productivo de la caña de azúcar – n° 307 de 10 de noviembre de 2012 

 

Brazil

LEI Nº 13.288, DE 16 DE MAIO DE 2016 - sobre os contratos de integração vertical nas atividades agrossilvipastoris

 

Cambodia

Sub-Decree No 36 on Contract Farming - 24 February 2011 (informal source)

 

France

-   Contrat d’intégration

      L326-1 to 326-10 Code rural  – Law n° 64-678 of 6 July 1964 

      R326-1 to R326-10 Code rural  – implementation rules for standard agreements

         Contract forms in application of implementation rules for standard agreements 

          Decree of 15 March 1988 approving a standard integration contract for veal calf           production (“contrat type pour l'élevage à façon de veaux de boucherie”) 

          Decree of 15 March 1988 approving a standard integration contract for           broiler production (“contrat type d'intégration pour la production de volailles de chair à           façon”) 

 -   Legislation on marketing contracts 

      L. 631-24 to 631-26 Code rural -  Contracts of sale of agricultural products to be marketed or      processed ("Les contrats de vente de produits agricoles") - Law of 27 July 2010 modified by      law n°2014-344 of 17 March 2014 - art. 125 (V) 

      Décret n° 2010-1754 du 30 décembre 2010 pris pour l'application de l'article L. 631-24 du      code rural et de la pêche maritime dans le secteur des fruits et légumes 

      Décret n° 2010-1753 du 30 décembre 2010 pris pour l'application de l'article L. 631-24 du      code rural et de la pêche maritime dans le secteur laitier  

     Arrêté du 15 février 2011 portant extension de l’accord interprofessionnel du 1er décembre      2010 définissant les clauses obligatoires devant figurer dans les contrats de vente applicables      pour le secteur ovin

 Décret n° 2011-2007 du 28 décembre 2011 relatif au médiateur des contrats agricoles (NOR: AGRT1132967D) - JORF n° 0301 du 29 décembre 2011

 

Hungary
New Hungarian civil code (translation by Wolters Kluwer, Budapest, in 2013) (the new Code entered into force on 15 March 2014). Excerpts – to be noted in particular - Chapter XXXIV on "Types of sales contracts", Sections 6:232 and 6:233 - Chapter XXXVII on "Works contracts", Section 6:255, "Agricultural services contract".

 

India

Agricultural Produce Marketing Act (APMC) (2003)

 

Punjab Contract Farming Act, 2013


Italy

Legislation on marketing contracts  

Law 102/2005 for the Regulation of agrifood markets (“Regolazione dei mercati agroalimentari”) 

Decreto legge 24 gennaio 2012 n. 1 - Disciplina delle relazioni commerciali in materia di cessione di prodotti agricoli e agroalimentari

 

Morocco

Law n° 04-12 on “agrégation agricole” of 17 July 2012 

 

Panama

Agrarian Code  adopted by Law 55 of 23 May 2011 ("Código agrario de la República de Panama")

 

Philippines

December 8, 2006 Dar Administrative Order NO. 09-06 on Agribusiness Venture Arrangements (AVAs) in Agrarian Reform Areas.

Department of Agrarian Reform - Administrative Order No. 04, Series of 2016 on "Rules on Agri-Business Venture Agreements" (pending)

 

Spain

Cataluna Law 2/2005 on integration contracts (“contrato de integración”) 

and Implementation act regarding a standard form of agreement (Resolución ARP/2974/2005) (ARP/2974/2005, de 13 de octubre, por la que se aprueba el modelo homologado de contrato de integración) 

 

Ley 2/2000, de 7 de enero, reguladora de los contratos tipo de productos agroalimentarios (modificada por la ley de 3 de agosto de 2013 BOCG 10A37-1)

BOCG 10A37-1 Ley de 3 de agosto de 2013 de medidas para mejorar el funcionamiento de la cadena alimentaria

 

Tanzania
The crops laws (miscellaneous amendments) Act, 2009  (An Act to amend various crops laws with a view to rationalizing roles and functions of Crop Boards, their financing and to provide for other related matters)

 

United Kingdom

Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

 

United States of America

 

US National Agricultural Law Center Internet Resource Center - The US National Agricultural Law Center in cooperation with the Drake Agricultural Law Center at Drake University School of Law in Des Moines, Iowa has developed an Internet resource center providing access to US statutes and regulations, case law, bibliography and research material and other references

 

-   Selected production contract legislation:

     Model Producer Protection Act (MPPA)

     Protecting Contract Growers - Iowa Producer Protection Act 

     Illinois Agricultural Production Contract Code 

     Minnesota Agricultural Contracts Act 

     Wisconsin “Vegetable Procurement Practices”   

     Wisconsin « Chapter ATCP 100 – MILK CONTRACTORS”

 

-   Other legislation 

     The Packers and Stockyards Act 1921 - National Agricultural Law Center, The Packers and       Stockyards Act: An Overview (2003).  

     California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) Senate Bill No. 657

 

Uruguay

Ley N° 17.777 de 2004 – Constitución de asociaciones y sociedades agrarias, contratos agrarios colectivos y de integración 

 

Vietnam

Summary of main policies related to contract farming in Vietnam: Dang, K., Trand, D., and Dung, V., Contract farming in Vietnam - Policy review and emerging issues. Dang Kim Khoi, Trand, D., and Dung, V., Contract farming in Vietnam - Policy review and emerging issues, in: UNIDROIT 2014 - Study 80A - Doc. 20: The Legal Dimension of Contract Farming - Promoting Good Contract Practices between Producers and Buyers in Contract Farming Operations in the Asian Context (Bangkok, 26 september 2014)  (Appendix 1, p. 15)

 

Prime Minister Decision 62/2013/QD-TTG on the policy encouraging development of the co-operation and the linkage between the production and the consumption of agricultural products and the construction of large field (25 October 2013) – replacing Decision No. 80/2002/QD-TTG Circular 15/2014/TT-BNNPTNT of 29 April 2014 offering an interpretation and guidance on a number of articles of Decision 62.

 

 

International instruments

 

For an expanded section regarding soft law instruments and good practices recommendations adopted by international organisations, please also refer to the "Good Practices & Standards" section.

 

UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming

 

2010 UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts 

 

1980 - United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) 

 

  

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