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

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Section IV of Chapter Two of Chapter Three of Part Four of the Civil Law – Delay in Contracts for Supply, Purchase of Goods or Provision of Services – enacts the EU Late Payment Directive (see European Union for details).

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The Law on the Prohibition of Unfair Commercial Practices replaces the previous Unfair Retail Trade Practices Prohibition Law and enacts the EU UTP in the supply chain directive (see European Union for details). In addition the comparative size tiers are replaced with simple definitions of agricultural producers, retailers of agricultural goods and buyers with turnover of more than €2m. A maximum payment term for the supply of fresh vegetables and berries, delivered at least three times in one calendar week, is also set at 20 days.

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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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