• Cane refiners provide customer choice and food security as they use different raw material for sugar


Tate & Lyle Sugars: We'd be better off outside the EU unless Cameron secures major reforms

The Telegraph, 06 June 2015 - Britain's last cane sugar refiner said the referendum is the last chance to get a fairer deal on regulation.

EU sugar glut, tariff sour the cane versus beet contest

Reuters, 28 April 2015 - A sugar glut in Europe threatens the closure of some cane refineries and drives a deeper wedge between winners and losers in a sharply divided industry.

Sugar policy shake-up to squeeze cane producing countries

Food Navigator, 31 October 2014 - The Fairtrade Foundation has urged food companies and retailers to choose Fairtrade sugar, amid concerns that a sugar price slump and CAP reforms could push thousands of workers into poverty.

Europe's big comeback will shake up sugar

Financial Times, 15 October 2014 - The Financial Times published an article about the future of the sugar market in Europe after 2017 and the lifting of quotas. “The market will especially be tough for sugar cane refiners in the...

EU to become net sugar exporter after quotas end in 2017

Reuters, 08 April 2014 - The European Union will become a net sugar exporter after output quotas are ended in 2017 but volumes will depend on EU and world prices, freight and exchange rates and competition from cereal-based...

ESRA warns EU against temporary measures for additional sugar supply in Europe

Brussels, 24 March 2014 - Concerned by the discussions on possible temporary market management measures which would introduce additional sugar supply in Europe, the European Sugar Refineries Association (ESRA) points out...[more]

We must act now to save our sugar market

15 January 2014 - London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis hosted a working lunch at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday for MEPs and representatives of Europe’s sugar cane refining industry. Refiners from the UK, Italy,...

European Parliament adopts imbalanced measures for sugar sector

Brussels, 14 March 2013 – ESRA (The European Sugar Refiners Association) regrets the European Parliament plenary adopted a text to reform the Single CMO Regulation that would irreversibly harm an important player of the EU...[more]

Lobbying intensifies ahead of vote on sugar quotas

European Voice, 07 March 2013 - A lobbying campaign by the food and drink industry and by farmers' groups is under way in the European Parliament ahead of a plenary vote next week (13 March) on sugar quotas.

Sugar Market Reform: Talks leave bitter aftertaste

Brussels, 06 March 2013 - Discussions on the reform of the sugar market after 2015 are being monopolised by the debate around the extension or not of the quota system. Cane sugar refining has been a successful European...[more]

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