• Cane refiners provide customer choice and food security as they use different raw material for sugar


London MEP says Brussels rules must not put jobs at Tate & Lyle at risk

15 February 2012 – Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has today condemned nonsensical EU rules which are threatening jobs at Tate & Lyle’s Silvertown refinery in her London constituency. EU preferential access to sugar cane...[more]

Refiners call on Commission to stick to import plan

AgraNet, 25 January 2012 – The European Sugar Refiners Association (ESRA) criticised the European Commission for cancelling the three remaining tenders for imports at reduced duties in January and February. [more]

European Commission should keep to the plan. Europe’s cane sugar refiners respond to the suspension of import tenders

Brussels, 12 January 2012 - European Commission should keep to the plan. Europe’s cane sugar refiners respond to the suspension of import tenders Last Thursday the European Commission defied the wishes of 14 EU...[more]

European Commission pockets nearly €35 million in last week from Europe’s cane sugar refiners

Brussels, 15 December 2011 – European Commission pockets nearly €35 million in last week from Europe’s cane sugar refiners by forcing them to pay import duties on raw material that should be duty free. For the second week...[more]

European sugar refiners say imports have cost them 35 millions Euros

Bloomberg News, 15 December 2011 – European sugar refiners have paid an additional 35 million euros in seven days to import raw sugar because of the European Union’s auction process. “Our industry has been forced to pay nearly...[more]

Refiners say EU sugar tender plan threatens their future

Bloomberg News, 8 December 2011 – European Union plans to import sugar at reduced duty still forces refiners to pay almost three times as much as the rest of the bloc’s sweetener industry, threatening their viability, according...[more]

Sweets for my sweet’ costly for Bulgarian confectioners

Confectionery News, 12 September 2011 – EU-wide sugar shortages have led to particular problems for confectioners in Bulgaria, according to recent comments from a trade body in that country. Mariana Kukusheva, who chairs the...[more]

EU sugar refiners want bloc to abolish a duty on sugar import

Bloomberg News, 06 September 2011 – The European Union should abolish a 98 euros ($137) a metric ton duty on sugar imports from a group of countries including Brazil and Australia to ensure refiners have “fair access” to raw...[more]

Europe’s sugar refiners call for future common agriculture policy

Brussels, 05 September 2011 – Europe’s sugar refiners call for future Common Agriculture Policy to provide fair access to raw sugar at competitive prices and permanently remove the CXL import duty “It is essential...[more]

Portugal asks EU to provide for more sugar imports without duty

Bloomberg News, 22 February 2011 - Portugal asked the European Union to provide for additional imports of raw sugar into the bloc at zero duty to ease supply, according to the Portuguese Association of Sugar Refiners. The...[more]