Symposium (un)fair trade practices

December 14th 2021 – Brussels

The Belgian Association of Agricultural Economists (BAAE) and the Strategic Advisory Council on Agriculture and Fisheries (SALV) welcomes you on December 14th to a symposium on unfair trading practices.
The symposium coincides with the first Dialogue for the Future of the Strategic Advisory Council for Agriculture and Fisheries. The Dialogues for the Future are part of the advisory council’s aim to broaden its understanding of the opportunities and challenges which Flemish agriculture and horticulture will face in the next two decades. The dialogues act as a starting point and breeding ground for a new elaboration on the five ‘key challenges identified of a sustainable future of agriculture in Flanders’ by the advisory council in 2017 at the request of the Flemish Parliament.

Symposium information

The symposium takes place on December, 14th at 13h30 till 16h00 in ZOOM


  1. Opening by the chairperson of SALV (Hendrik Vandamme)
  2. Introduction by Claude Menard (Professor Emeritus, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne): how to define fairness and how this is reflected in the EU B2B regulation
  3. Federica di Marcantonio (JRC-EC): Contracts and farmers’ perception on (un)fair trading practices: some evidence from research
  4. Viewpoint of the Strategic Advice Council for Agriculture (Pieter De Graef, SALV)
  5. Options taken in the transposition of the UTP-Directive by the Belgian legislator, (Paul Cambie, Federal Service for Economy)
  6. Debate with
    • Jean-Pierre Van Puymbrouck (
    • Pieter Verhelst (Boerenbond)
    • Hendrik Vandamme (ABS) 
    • Renaat Debergh (BCZ-CBL)
    • Frank Socquet (UNIZO)
    • Carole Dembour (FEVIA Vlaanderen)


Please register before December 12th 12h00.   A ZOOM-link will be sent to those who registered.
The BAAE is a small membership organization.  Your support is welcome. Participants are encouraged to pay the BAAE membership fee of €15 to IBAN BE36 1032 0577 7181 mentioning “BAAE member fee 2021 – NAME” and register at

Looking forward to see you all

Guido Van Huylenbroeck

Koen Carels