27 09, 2019

The EU Sugar Industry at a Glance

2019-09-27T11:20:28+00:00September 27th, 2019|

The EU sugar industry: supporting labour markets, generating economic value in rural areas. Check out key figures on CEFS' latest infographic "The EU Sugar Industry at a Glance". See the infographic here.

30 01, 2019

CEFS and EFFAT speak out: no response to an unrelenting market decline

2019-01-30T14:16:37+00:00January 30th, 2019|

Speaking at today’s plenary meeting of the EU sugar sector social dialogue, representatives of the European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development once again offered no answers to the most pressing question ever faced by the EU beet sugar sector: how to arrest the current serious, unprecedented, and prolonged market decline? Over three [...]

12 10, 2018


2018-10-12T10:10:15+00:00October 12th, 2018|

EFFAT, representing employees of the EU sugar sector, and CEFS, representing EU sugar manufacturers, unite to sound the alarm about the extreme crisis on the European sugar market. EU white sugar prices are now at their lowest since records began over twelve years ago. Even the most competitive sugar manufacturers are struggling to cover their [...]

9 05, 2018

The EU sugar market situation: an unprecedented price decline

2018-05-09T14:07:18+00:00May 9th, 2018|

At 372 EUR/tonne in February 2018, the EU average white sugar price is currently at its lowest level since the establishment of the European Commission Price Reporting System in July 2006, and down by more than 25 per cent since August 2017. It is almost ten per cent below the white sugar reference threshold, [...]

27 02, 2018

Sustaining livelihoods – the EU sugar industry CSR report 2017 is now available

2018-02-28T09:17:21+00:00February 27th, 2018|

The plenary meeting of the EU sectoral social dialogue committee for sugar on 26 February was the occasion for the publication of the EU sugar industry's CSR report for 2017. The meeting brought together representatives of the European-level social partner organisations in the sector: CEFS, representing employers, and EFFAT, representing trade unions. The report [...]

24 04, 2017

CEFS and SIX other EU associations stand against temporary market management measures

2018-02-27T08:38:22+00:00April 24th, 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 [...]

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