Trade “bag bill” accepted

In the General Delegation of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Bill of Law on the Amendment of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, the Law on Chambers and Commodity Exchanges, some laws and the Decree Law No.

According to the law, the members of the executive council of the cooperative and its superior organizations, after the establishment of the Cooperative Information System (KOOPBIS), the cooperative’s trade registry records, financial statements, annual activity reports of the administrative council, the general council meeting documents, the identity, connection, shares and payments of the members. It will be transferred to the system within 1 year. This deadline can be extended up to 6 months by the Ministry of Commerce.

In the free zones, it will be the operator’s authority and responsibility to establish and operate the natural gas infrastructure required by the users, to purchase natural gas from public and private institutions, and to distribute and sell it within the zone. Without the permission of the operator, the natural gas requirement cannot be met from another location and a facility cannot be established individually for this purpose. The upper limit of the amount to be collected from users due to the distribution and sale of natural gas within the region for the implementation of this decision will be determined by the Ministry of Commerce.

Upon the request of the operator and the acceptance of the natural gas distribution company operating in the region, natural gas distribution companies will be able to carry out natural gas distribution activities within the free zone within the scope of the conditions determined by the Power Market Regulatory Committee, by investing in the network within the free zones or by taking over the network together with their ownership. In free zones where natural gas activities are carried out by the operator, companies holding natural gas transmission and distribution licenses will not have any right, authority or responsibility.

In free zones, where natural gas network investments were made by natural gas distribution companies before the law came into effect, the operators’ in-regional natural gas distribution and sales authority will be deemed to have been transferred to natural gas distribution companies.

– Member can be suspended

Memberships of chamber of commerce and industry and Exchange members whose tax liability information is closed may be suspended. The chambers, which carry out updating work in January of each year, will be able to suspend the relevant member with the decision of the administrative board and stop the accrual of dues, based on the closed liability information received from the Revenue Management Presidency. As long as this member’s trade registry is open, the membership of the chamber will continue.

The General Council of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) will be able to determine the upper limit, which can be decided by the chambers and commodity exchange assemblies, for the debts and ancillary dues whose total price does not exceed 50 percent of the gross minimum price and whose time-out period is less than 1 year.

The deadline for transferring 2 percent of TOBB’s annual income to the TOBB Education and Culture Foundation and TOBB University of Economics and Technology for the needs of their needs has been increased to 25 years.

By law, the duration of the licenses granted by the Ministry of Commerce to licensed warehouse businesses for 2 years will be increased to 3 years.

The general councils of tradesmen and craftsmen professional organizations will be invited to a meeting by the administrative council with the decision to be taken, upon the application to be made through the notary public, with the minutes and agenda to be prepared with the notarized signatures of two-fifths of the general council members.

Prior to the effective date of the Law on Regulating the Trade of Vegetables and Fruits and Other Goods with Sufficient Depth of Supply and Demand, on January 1, 2012, the 12-year tenancy right granted to existing allocation holders who use their assigned workplaces in wholesale markets will be increased to 18 years.

– “Unfair commercial practices will not be made”

By law, unfair commercial practices cannot be made in retail trade.

In commercial interests between manufacturers, suppliers and retail businesses, the activities of one of the parties that significantly distort the commercial activities of the other party, reduce the ability to make reasonable decisions, or cause him to become a party to a commercial interest that he would not be a party to under normal circumstances will be judged as unfair commercial practice.

According to the law, the activities defined as unfair commercial practices are as follows:

– To force the procurement of goods or services from any real or legal individual, excluding the conditions specified in the contract, in order to ensure quality standards.

– Reflecting the cost of the campaign to the party who does not want to make sales with the campaign.

– Not to determine the terms of commercial interest in the supply of agricultural and food products, with a written or electronic contract.

– To include in the contract decisions that authorize unilateral changes to the detriment of the other party or that are not clear and understandable.

– Although it does not provide any service that directly affects the demand for the work, the opening and renovation of the store, the turnover deficit, the bank and credit card participation fee and other names underto receive a fee or to receive a premium and compensation, although the type of service provided and the price or rate of the service fee are not specified in the contract.

– To cancel orders for agricultural and food products, which may perish within 30 days from the date of production, within 30 days prior to the delivery date of the product, excluding the cases arising from the fault of the other party.

– Reflecting the costs of deterioration or loss after the delivery or division of ownership of agricultural and food works that can perish within 30 days from the date of production, excluding cases caused by the fault of the other party.

The burden of proving the defect in spoiled foods will be on the person who cancels the order or reflects the cost to the other party.

The amendment to the Law on the Regulation of Retail Trade will enter into force on 1 January 2024.