307, 2019


July 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

The EU sugar industry matters. Beet sugar production provides high-quality, remunerative jobs in some of the EU’s most vulnerable rural areas, reflecting a labour productivity that reached over 150,000 euros per employee in 2017, compared [...]

502, 2019

CEFS position on the bioeconomy

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Sugar factories are bio-refineries that convert sugar beets into a range of processed agricultural and industrial products: sugar and other sweeteners produced using sugar, bioethanol, animal feed, biochemicals, and bioplastics, to [...]

1701, 2019

CEFS calls for a rational debate on the report “Food in the Anthropocene: the Eat-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems”

January 17th, 2019|0 Comments

CEFS, the European association of sugar manufacturers, shares the concerns over obesity and non-communicable diseases and strives to ensure that recommendations are based on scientific evidence. This is the way to ensure that efficient solutions [...]

1810, 2018

India, Pakistan, and the world market: the facts

October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

1210, 2018


October 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

2806, 2018

CEFS elects Paul Mesters as new President

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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. [...]

2706, 2018

BREXIT: the position of the European sugar sector

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

406, 2018

The EU-Mercosur negotiations: trade for all?

June 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]