21 Februar 2013

Sugar lobbying intensifies ahead of EU vote

EU's current sugar quota regime - Food and beverage companies vs. European beet growers and processors

Food and beverage companies have lined up against a proposal to extend the EU’s current sugar quota regime. A vote in the European Parliament is scheduled for March, and the Irish Presidency of the EU is hoping to reach a deal in June.

The EU sugar beet industry had been bracing for the end to restrictive production quotas by a target date of 2015. The quota system, dating to 1968, provides farmers a guaranteed minimum price aimed at ensuring stable supplies.

…Full text: www.euractiv.com/cap/sugar-lobbying-intensifies-ahead-news-517970?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=EurActivRSS

Tags: European agricultural policy, global market, negative economic impact, beet, protection, CAP, partial extension, isoglucose

Source: EurActiv, 2013-02-21.

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