European Association
of Sugar Manufacturers

European Association
of Sugar Manufacturers

11 04, 2019


By |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 [...]

30 01, 2019

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

By |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 [...]

17 01, 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”

By |2019-01-17T19:38:08+00:00January 17th, 2019|

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 will be found to tackle the multifactorial obesity problem. Preventing obesity (and diet-related non-communicable diseases) requires managing calorie intake coming [...]

22 11, 2018

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT reject all market opening to Australia

By |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 [...]

12 10, 2018


By |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 [...]

18 07, 2018

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

By |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 [...]