The cabinet wants to incorporate the franchise agreement into the Civil Code so that franchise entrepreneurs can be better protected. A bill has been sent to the Council of State for this.
According to the government, mutually agreed agreements and expectations are not always met to the detriment of franchisees.
State Secretary Mona Keijzer of Economic Affairs hopes to be able to send the bill to the House of Representatives before the end of this year. Only then will the proposal become public.
In the bill, the emphasis is on the exchange of information, the interim amendment of the franchise agreement, the termination of cooperation and consultation between the franchisor and the franchisees.
Minister Sander Dekker (legal protection): "If franchisees and franchisors know where they stand, they can respond more quickly to changes. This encourages doing business. And that is not only to their own advantage, that is good for the entire Dutch economy "