In the coming months the EU is expected to finalise a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with one of the largest net sugar exporters on the world market: Australia. For both parties, sugar has been characterised as a sensitive product and hasn’t yet been discussed. But Australia is pushing hard for more access to the EU sugar market, despite its distance from Europe and proximity to key sugar deficit markets in East Asia.
The EU sugar industry is clear: no additional EU market access should be granted to Australian sugar in the current negotiations. Click here to read why.