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 to vote in the Management Committee of 27 April 2017 on the introduction of ‘temporary’ measures (tenders for imports at reduced duties) to increase the supply of sugar on the EU market.
EU sugar producers (CEFS), sugar beet growers (CIBE), farmers (COPA), cooperatives (COGECA), cane sugar refiners (ESRA), trade unions (EFFAT), and ACP suppliers demand that no vote on temporary market management measures take place on 27 April 2017.