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Gondolas Law: what will wholesale and retail businesses need to change

2021-04-12T17:55:47.047Z

The Code of Good Practices will take effect in 30 days. 04/12/2021 2:20 PM Clarín.com Economy Updated 04/12/2021 2:20 PM The Ministry of Internal Commerce established a new Code of Good Commercial Practices for supermarkets and suppliers . In 30 days these requirements will begin to apply , which seeks equitable treatment between small and large brands in supermarket chains. Through Resolution 340/21 published this Monday in the Official Gazette, Com



04/12/2021 2:20 PM

  • Clarín.com

  • Economy

Updated 04/12/2021 2:20 PM

The Ministry of Internal Commerce

established a new Code of Good Commercial Practices for supermarkets and suppliers

.

In 30 days these requirements will begin to apply

, which seeks equitable treatment between small and large brands in supermarket chains.

Through Resolution 340/21 published this Monday in the Official Gazette, Commerce created this complementary regulation that must be applied by all businesses covered by the Gondolas Law (No. 27,545).

"The main axis of this regulation

is the promotion of equal treatment

towards all the different suppliers by all the businesses," the official document details.

One of the main changes that supermarkets must make according to the new Code is that

all products must be uniformly displayed on shelves

, without hanging structures that distort the display surface.

One by one, the most important points of the Code of Good Practice

Payments

: between small and large providers, the terms and payment methods must be the same under similar conditions, practices and situations.

"This point is essential to balance commercial relations and that micro, small and medium-sized companies can sustain their permanence in the gondolas," explained the resolution.

Exhibition

: be fair in display conditions, return of returnable containers, replacement, logistics and distribution.

Products should be displayed uniformly on shelves, without hanging structures to avoid any distortion.

Fair treatment

: between large companies, SMEs, cooperatives and entrepreneurs.

It reaches all businesses with annual gross billing greater than $ 300 million mobile units (Law No. 27,442).

Agreements with suppliers

: marketers are expressly prohibited from

demanding the delivery of free merchandise

or with bonuses for their commercialization at the points of sale and making provision agreements that impose insurance or advances on the supplier with discriminatory financial conditions.

Products that are misleading may not be displayed.


Supermarkets inspections

: days ago, the regulation that will govern

supermarkets due to the implementation of the new Law was made official.

The Ministry of Internal Trade, chaired by Paula Español, will be in charge of controlling compliance with the norm and applying sanctions to find a breach.

The establishments

"must provide inspectors with access to all existing exhibition areas to control compliance with the law

.

"

Mandatory

: it will take effect in 30 days.

The

Gondolas Law

was enacted in December last year and aims to provide consumers with a greater offer in large supermarket chains and enable equitable treatment with micro and small businesses, cooperatives and family farming ventures. that provide their products.


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