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


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]

MEPs talk saving sugar jobs with UK agriculture minister

29 January 2013 - London Members of the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis and Sarah Ludford yesterday met with Minister of State for Agriculture and Food David Heath to discuss high EU sugar prices and ensuring a level...

Sugar Cane Refiners regret adoption of imbalanced measures for sugar sector

Brussels, 24 January 2013 - The European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture voted yesterday on a text to reform the Single CMO that does not provide fair terms of competition between all the sweeteners producers. The European...[more]

Tate & Lyle Sugars to Argue Against EU Sugar Rules in Court

Bloomberg, 16 January 2013 - Tate & Lyle Sugars, owned by American Sugar Refining Inc., will argue in court tomorrow against what it considers “mismanagement” of Europe’s sugar market by the European Commission, the bloc’s...

London MEP takes sugar fight to EU competition chief

15 January 2013 - MEP Marina Yannadoudakis raised her concerns about the need to save the cane sugar refining industry to Joaquín Almunia, European Commission Vice-President in charge of Competition, the MEP disclosed in a press...

Eurodeputada Patrão Neves reúne com Comissário Almunia

15 January 2013 - A task Force para o sector do açúcar, grupo de trabalho do Parlamento Europeu da iniciativa da Eurodeputada Patrão Neves reúne como o Comissário da Concorrência, Joaquín Almunia.

EU sugar refiners bring their fight to London

Sugaronline.com, 27 November 2012 - In its opening shot during the International Sugar Organisation's annual conference in London on Tuesday, the European sugar refiners threw down the gauntlet to demand that they were not...

The end of the cane sugar industry in Europe?

Brussels, 29 November 2012 – The European Sugar Refineries Association (ESRA) asks The European Parliament to avoid legislation that would largely destroy the cane sugar refining industry in Europe. The current proposal for...[more]

EU - Sugar refiners lobby for lower tariffs

Kingsman Sugar News Summary, 27 November 2012 - Cane sugar refiners in the European Union are under threat unless punitive import tariffs on raw sugar are relaxed, a European Sugar Refiners Association spokeswoman...[more]

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