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12 10, 2018

CEFS and EFFAT response – the EU sugar market crisis

2020-05-28T13:14:38+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 [...]

15 05, 2018

CEFS, CIBE & EFFAT react to the conclusion of the EU-Mexico negotiations

2020-05-28T13:17:31+00:00May 15th, 2018|

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT take note of the conclusion of the EU-Mexico negotiations, in particular the offer of a sugar import quota to Mexico of 30,000 tonnes of sugar at 49 EUR/tonne duty to be phased in over a period of three years. The unprecedented step the Commission has taken to introduce an in-quota duty [...]

8 12, 2017

CEFS-EFFAT Joint Declaration on President Juncker’s Industrial Policy Strategy

2020-05-28T12:48:32+00:00December 8th, 2017|

CEFS and EFFAT have joined together to publish the following Joint Declaration on President Juncker’s Industrial Policy Strategy. Sugar production in the EU is an industrial activity. The construction of a sugar factory entails high capital costs, typically of several hundred million euros. Not the least of these costs is the specialised equipment and heavy [...]

27 07, 2017

Brazilian support measures for sugar-ethanol sector: CEFS, CIBE & EFFAT respond to UNICA

2020-05-28T13:18:45+00:00July 27th, 2017|

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT represent 61 sugar producing companies, 28,000 workers, and 140,000 sugar beet growers. To coincide with the last round of trade negotiations between the EU and Mercosur, our organisations published a press release calling for the exclusion of sugar from the discussions. The Brazilian sugarcane association – UNICA – issued a response [...]

7 03, 2017

CEFS and EFFAT Joint Statement on the end of quotas

2020-05-28T12:46:55+00:00March 7th, 2017|

On 6 March 2017 representatives of employers (CEFS) and workers (EFFAT – the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions) in the EU beet sugar sector met in a plenary meeting of the EU Sugar Sector Social Dialogue. The EU beet sugar industry is preparing for one of the biggest changes in its [...]

7 11, 2016

CEFS and EFFAT publish joint statement on ETS

2020-05-28T12:45:54+00:00November 7th, 2016|

On 4 November 2016 CEFS and EFFAT agreed to a joint statement on the revision of the Emissions Trading System for the fourth trading period (2021-2030). CEFS and EFFAT urge the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee to support the in/out approach of the European Commission over the alternative “tiered” approach. The joint statement can be read [...]

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