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13-07-2016 - The future of the sugar market after the abolition of sugar quotas in 2017

AGRI 26-07-2016 - 15:56
Poster

Poster poster

AGRI organised a hearing on "The future of the EU sugar market after the abolition of sugar quotas in 2017". Seven experts were invited to address Members: H. Bleckwenn, North German Umbrella Association of Sugar Beet Growers, J.-I. Senovilla, Union of Small Farmers, P. Myllymäki, MTK Sugarbeet Committee, L. Girol, European Sugar Refineries Association, P. Giry, Saint Louis Sucre, G. Tamburini, Unionzucchero and K. Nykiel, National Union of Sugar beet planters.

Location : Building Paul-Henri Spaak, room 3C050, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels, Belgium

    Programme

Part 1: The sugar market situation and possible changes following the abolition of quotas

      The end of quotas: will it help or harm the European producers? - H. Bleckwenn, Association of Sugar Beet Growers, Germany
      How to maintain sustainable and balanced development post quota? - J.I. Senovilla, UPA (Union of Small Farmers), Spain
      The Agreements within the trade - P. Myllymäki, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners, Finland
      The Agreements within the trade - P. Myllymäki, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and forest Owners, Finland
      The impact on the sugar refining sector - L. Girol, ESRA European Sugar Refineries Association

Part 2: The abolition of sugar quotas: how the EU can deal with the possible social and environmental impact

      Will a new European policy guarantee a coherent link with the international market - P. Giry, Saint Louis Sucre, France
      EU operators and Institutions towards the future challenges faced by the sector - G. Tamburini, Unionzucchero (Italian Union of sugar producers), Italy
      Market liberalization: will it ensure a fair cooperation between the parties of the food chain? - K. Nykiel, National Union of Sugar Beet Planters, Poland