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

Esra positions

Towards a truly global EU-Mexico deal – the role of sugar

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...[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]


Sugar cane refiners being discriminated against beet processors in Europe, new report says

Brussels, 13 November 2012 – According to a report recently released by independent consultant Joan Noble, “in a sense, cane sugar refiners are being discriminated against beet processors because they don’t have an...[more]


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