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EU to become net sugar exporter after quotas end in 2017

Reuters, 08 April 2014 - The European Union will become a net sugar exporter after output quotas are ended in 2017 but volumes will depend on EU and world prices, freight and exchange rates and competition from cereal-based...


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]


We must act now to save our sugar market

15 January 2014 - London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis hosted a working lunch at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday for MEPs and representatives of Europe’s sugar cane refining industry. Refiners from the UK, Italy,...


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]


Lobbying intensifies ahead of vote on sugar quotas

European Voice, 07 March 2013 - A lobbying campaign by the food and drink industry and by farmers' groups is under way in the European Parliament ahead of a plenary vote next week (13 March) on sugar quotas.


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]


MEPs talk saving sugar jobs with UK agriculture minister

29 January 2013 - London Members of the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis and Sarah Ludford yesterday met with Minister of State for Agriculture and Food David Heath to discuss high EU sugar prices and ensuring a level...


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]


Tate & Lyle Sugars to Argue Against EU Sugar Rules in Court

Bloomberg, 16 January 2013 - Tate & Lyle Sugars, owned by American Sugar Refining Inc., will argue in court tomorrow against what it considers “mismanagement” of Europe’s sugar market by the European Commission, the bloc’s...


London MEP takes sugar fight to EU competition chief

15 January 2013 - MEP Marina Yannadoudakis raised her concerns about the need to save the cane sugar refining industry to Joaquín Almunia, European Commission Vice-President in charge of Competition, the MEP disclosed in a press...