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23 07, 2018

Corporate Social Responsibility in the EU sugar industry – read the CEFS-EFFAT brochure

2018-07-23T07:10:03+00:00July 23rd, 2018|

The EU sugar industry is committed to creating added human and social value by incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into all its activities. Established in 1969, just after the creation of the Sugar CMO, social dialogue in the European sugar industry has brought together employers, represented by CEFS, and employees, represented by EFFAT, for almost [...]

18 07, 2018

CEFS and CIBE call for caution in the trade negotiations with Australia

2018-07-18T12:35:40+00:00July 18th, 2018|

Dear Commissioner Malmström, The European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS) and the International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE) would like to register our concern with the ongoing free trade negotiations with Australia. First, there is no material need to open up the EU market to Australian sugar imports. EU production combined with existing tariff [...]

28 06, 2018

CEFS elects Paul Mesters as new President

2018-06-29T13:08:29+00:00June 28th, 2018|

CEFS General Assembly elects Paul Mesters as new President 22 June 2018: During the 2018 CEFS Congress in Valencia the CEFS General Assembly elected Paul Mesters for his first term as President of the association. Paul Mesters has been Chief Executive Officer of the Netherlands’ sole sugar producer Suiker Unie since June 2017. Before that [...]

27 06, 2018

BREXIT: the position of the European sugar sector

2018-06-27T08:13:53+00:00June 27th, 2018|

CEFS-CIBE POSITION ON BREXIT EU beet sugar manufacturers, represented by CEFS, and sugar beet growers, represented by CIBE, regret the departure of the UK from the EU.[1] We remain convinced that the best option to avoid disruption of EU-UK trade and of the EU sugar market itself would be for the UK to remain in [...]

4 06, 2018

The EU-Mercosur negotiations: trade for all?

2018-06-04T09:54:57+00:00June 4th, 2018|

Representing European sugar manufacturers, sugar beet growers, and employees respectively, CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT are watching with concern the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade negotiations. We would like to recall the theme of the Commission’s current trade strategy, which is ‘trade for all’. We recognise the importance of opening overseas markets for EU products. But the EU’s [...]

15 05, 2018

CEFS, CIBE & EFFAT react to the conclusion of the EU-Mexico negotiations

2018-05-15T08:55:59+00:00May 15th, 2018|

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT take note of the conclusion of the EU-Mexico negotiations, in particular the offer of a sugar import quota to Mexico of 30,000 tonnes of sugar at 49 EUR/tonne duty to be phased in over a period of three years. The unprecedented step the Commission has taken to introduce an in-quota duty [...]

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