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CIBE-CEFS PRESS RELEASE - BLANKET BAN ON NEONICOTINOIDS: A SEVERE BLOW WITH HUGE CONSEQUENCES FOR EUROPEAN SUGAR BEET GROWERS AND PROCESSORS - 27 Apr 2018

 

The vote today at the SCoPAFF to ban neonicotinoids, including in pelleted beet seed, is a severe blow for sugar beet growers and for the sustainability of the EU beet sugar sector. It is not a science-based decision as far as sugar beet is concerned. It is highly regrettable that a majority of Member States have ignored the data gaps in the EFSA assessment and the recent evidence put forward. As a result, both the environment and the farming community will be negatively affected.
 

PRESS RELEASE: CIBE URGES MEMBER STATES AND COMMISSION TO ACT RESPONSIBLY AND WITH COMMON SENSE - 20 Apr 2018

 

With its proposal to ban neonicotinoids, including in pelleted beet seed, DG-SANTE, followed by some Member States, deliberately ignore data gaps in the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) impact assessments as well as recent evidence with regards to sugar beet. European Beet growers repeatedly presented their case based on sound analysis and facts.
 

JOINT LETTER: CIBE, CEFS AND EFFAT URGE THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND MEMBER STATES TO STAND FIRM IN SUPPORT OR 98 EUR/TONNE DUTY - 19 Mar 2018

 

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT understand that in the context of the ongoing trade negotiations the European Commission has offered the Mercosur countries an annual tariff-rate quota of 100,000 tonnes of sugar at 98 EUR/tonne duty. This is a substantial quantity that is higher than the annual output of some factories.
 

JOINT LETTER: CEFS, CIBE & EFFAT ASK FOR EXTREME CONSIDERATION FOR SUGAR IN THE MERCOSUR TALKS - 09 Feb 2018

 

CIBE, CEFS and EFFAT have sent a letter to Commissioner Malmström and Commissioner Hogan in the framework of the current Mercosur negotiations.
 

45TH CIBE CONGRESS - 15-18 MAY 2018 - GHENT, BELGIUM - REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! - 13 Feb 2018

 

Registrations are open to CIBE members only!

CIBE FACT SHEET - NEONICOTINOIDS IN PELLETED SUGAR BEET SEEDS: WHY SUGAR BEET GROWERS CALL FOR A SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION WITH REGARDS TO NEONICOTINOIDS - 13 Dec 2017

 

Our fact sheet answers 4 key questions about neonicotinoids.
 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: CIBE, CEFS, COPA-COGECA AND EFFAT STRONGLY WARN THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO REJECT ANY ATTEMPT TO INCLUDE SUGAR IN THE REVISED TRADE OFFER TO MERCOSUR - 21 Nov 2017

 

This statement comes as the EU plans to modify its market access offer to Mercosur to include sensitive products, among them sugar, during the next round of trade talks between 4 and 10 December.
 

PRESS RELEASE - EUROPEAN SUGAR BEET GROWERS WARN THAT THEIR PRODUCTIVITY AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES ARE UNDER THREAT - 07 Nov 2017

 

At their annual Technical and Reception Control Committee today in Chantilly, France, European beet growers discussed various issues related to growing, harvesting and delivering beet to the sugar factory. Fundamental changes are at work with the end of quotas and with the possibilities of using of plant protection products that deeply impact the way farmers grow and deliver their beet.

CIBE IS HOLDING ON 9-10 NOVEMBER 2017 ITS ANNUAL TECHNICAL & RECEPTION CONTROL COMMITTEE IN CHANTILLY, FRANCE - 07 Nov 2017

 

 

European beet growers including Swiss beet growers will discuss various issues and new developments related to growing, harvesting and delivering beet to the sugar factory. They will also visit the Tereos sugar factory in Chevrières, Oise (France).

CIBE POSITION: EU AGRI COUNCIL TO DISCUSS TRADE-RELATED ISSUES - 06 Nov 2017

 

Agriculture Council 6th November 2017 and trade-related agricultural issues. Read our position.