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2 07, 2019

CONCESSIONS TO MERCOSUR TO PILE PRESSURE ON THE EU SUGAR SECTOR

2019-07-02T07:30:58+00:00July 2nd, 2019|

MERCOSUR: EU offers its biggest ever concession on sugar in the context of a free trade agreement, as the sector remains mired in crisis. Sugar has again been the trade-off to conclude the deal; the latest in a series that have contributed to the closure of sugar factories across the EU. The overall sugar concession [...]

14 05, 2019

Mercosur and “Trade for all”: hollow words for the EU beet sugar sector?

2019-05-14T08:10:17+00:00May 14th, 2019|

“Trade for all” The EU’s trade policy must work for everyone: defensive as well as offensive sectors, agriculture as well as industry. Regrettably, the EU beet sugar sector has been neglected by trade policy in recent years, and used as a bargaining chip in negotiations. Over the past five years bilateral access to the [...]

11 04, 2019

EU SUGAR MANUFACTURERS REACT TO THE EXTENSION OF THE BREXIT DEADLINE

2019-04-11T13:12:29+00:00April 11th, 2019|

EU sugar manufacturers welcome the agreement reached at yesterday’s European Council meeting to extend the UK’s membership of the European Union to 31 October 2019. For now, the risk of the UK falling out of the EU without a deal is diminished. But it is not eliminated. We hope strongly that cool heads will prevail [...]

22 11, 2018

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT reject all market opening to Australia

2018-11-22T08:22:01+00:00November 22nd, 2018|

The EU sugar sector is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Prices have never been as low as they are today. The European Commission has so far ruled out any intervention to help the over 40 operators, 140,000 farmers, and 27,000 employees that directly depend on European sugar. But this same European Commission has [...]

18 10, 2018

India, Pakistan, and the world market: the facts

2018-10-18T07:58:36+00:00October 18th, 2018|

India and Pakistan are indisputably the two most destructive players active on the world sugar market today. Hiding behind their developing country status, in 2017/18 both countries have offered substantial, trade-distorting export support of questionable legality that could push more than four million tonnes of subsidised sugar onto the world market, 75 per cent more [...]

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 [...]

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