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Legislative Decree 9 November 2012, n. 192, enacts the EU Late Payment Directive (see European Union for details).
Previously article 62 of Law Decree 1/2012 set maximum payment terms for agricultural and food products of 30 days for perishable goods and 60 days for non-perishable goods. Legislative Decree 8 November 2021, n. 198 amended this to fully enact the EU UTP in the supply chain directive, which came into force on 15 December 2021 (see European Union for details).