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Please see below for a summary of payment terms in Denmark and the various industries across which payment term legislation appears. You can also download a summary of all Danish payment terms by clicking the button below.

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Industries Laws Codes Notes
Construction
Manufacturing
Retail/Agriculture

LAWS

Law 459, The Interest Act 13 May 2014, enacts the EU Late Payment Directive (see European Union for details). Additionally Danish law sets a stricter maximum payment term of 30 days unless expressly agreed by both parties and not ‘unreasonable’ or ‘unfair’. Law 193, The Contracts Act, further limits ‘unreasonable’ or ‘unfair’ practices.

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail/Agriculture
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NOTES

See European Union for the Directive on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain which was adopted on 30 April 2019.

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