• Cane refiners assist in delivering Europe's development goals as they use different raw material for sugar

Esra positions

ESRA study outlines the challenges faced by EU cane sugar refiners

The European Sugar Refineries Association has recently produced a study which aims to shed some light on the challenges faced by EU cane sugar refiners.[more]


Towards a truly global EU-Mexico deal – the role of sugar (copy 1)

by Marie van Raemdonck, ESRA Executive Director[more]


ESRA and CIUS call for access to sugar in EU-Mercosur free trade agreement

The current EU trade agenda shows a level of ambition and leadership never seen before, as Europe takes on the mantle of global champion of free trade. Ongoing negotiations with Mercosur could well lead to the most valuable free...[more]


Fake News from EU Beet Sugar Producers

Mud sticks. That is why, on 3 July 2017, you – CEFS, CIBE, ePURE & EFFAT – jointly wrote a passionate and emotive defence of your sector that was based on fake, misleading and unsubstantiated alternative “facts”. You know...[more]


ESRA and six other EU associations oppose temporary market management measures for sugar

Brussels, 25 April 2017 - The EU sugar sector faces its biggest change in decades. On 1 October 2017 EU sugar production quotas will end. At this sensitive and uncertain time, the European Commission has proposed...[more]


ESRA warns EU against temporary measures for additional sugar supply in Europe

Brussels, 24 March 2014 - Concerned by the discussions on possible temporary market management measures which would introduce additional sugar supply in Europe, the European Sugar Refineries Association (ESRA) points out...[more]


European Parliament adopts imbalanced measures for sugar sector

Brussels, 14 March 2013 – ESRA (The European Sugar Refiners Association) regrets the European Parliament plenary adopted a text to reform the Single CMO Regulation that would irreversibly harm an important player of the EU...[more]


Sugar Market Reform: Talks leave bitter aftertaste

Brussels, 06 March 2013 - Discussions on the reform of the sugar market after 2015 are being monopolised by the debate around the extension or not of the quota system. Cane sugar refining has been a successful European...[more]


Sugar Cane Refiners regret adoption of imbalanced measures for sugar sector

Brussels, 24 January 2013 - The European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture voted yesterday on a text to reform the Single CMO that does not provide fair terms of competition between all the sweeteners producers. The European...[more]


The end of the cane sugar industry in Europe?

Brussels, 29 November 2012 – The European Sugar Refineries Association (ESRA) asks The European Parliament to avoid legislation that would largely destroy the cane sugar refining industry in Europe. The current proposal for...[more]


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