Food prices: in the event of failure of the negotiations, a Macronist deputy pleads for the prices of suppliers to be imposed in order to “rebalance the balance of power”.
The Renaissance MP for Val-de-Marne, Frédéric Descrozailles, is at the origin of a bill which provides that in the event of no agreement between suppliers and distributors, the price increases proposed by the first are automatically accepted.
“I barely rebalance a balance of power which is structurally unfavorable to suppliers”, defended Sunday January 8 on franceinfo Frédéric Descrozailles, Renaissance deputy for Val-de-Marne. He is at the origin of a bill which provides that in the event of disagreement in the negotiations of the Egalim law (intended to balance relations within the food sector in particular, dominated for a long time by the giants of the distribution, distributors), large retailers will have to accept producers’ requests for increases without discussion. This proposal will be examined on Wednesday in the National Assembly.
For the moment it is the total opposite. As MP Renaissance says, “there is a legal void in the law. The annual negotiation which starts in December and ends on March 1 redefines the contract. Currently, even if there is no agreement [sur les prix], the distributor can continue to order and the supplier is obliged to deliver it. If he does not do it because it costs him too much, the court will tell him that he must deliver. What I say in the law is that if there is no agreement, there is no more contract. The fact that the conditions of the suppliers apply, we will discuss it”.
This member is perfectly right to support this bill, because we are heading towards structural inflation, and it will be necessary to allow producers to pass on all the price increases they suffer without it being a hellish path for them to get there.
If the State and the government want electricity prices to be 10 times higher, then this increase in production costs must be reflected in retail sales prices.
This is also probably the unspoken of this bill which could well be adopted “against all expectations” and by “surprise”, a not so surprising surprise.
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