Czech MPs passed an amendment on Wednesday forcing shops with an area of at least 400 square meters to sell mainly local food, starting next year.
According to this measure, Czech food products will have to represent at least 55% of the sales of these stores.
Moreover, the share of local food would increase to 73% in 2028, according to the amendment passed by the far-right ”Freedom and Direct Democracy” (SPD) party.
The quota only applies to food that can be produced in the Czech Republic.
The Czech economic daily Hospodarske noviny reported on Wednesday that eight EU countries, including Germany and France in particular, have criticized the amendment on the quota for local food.