Ben Eastick Written by Ben Eastick

EU CAP Reform Decision

Agreement between the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission over the Common Agricultural Policy reform will see the phasing out of sugar beet quotas by 2017, allowing sugar beet producers to produce unlimited quantities. The announcement was welcomed by CIUS (European Sugar Users) as this should result in lower domestic prices and enable European beet sugar to compete on the world market. Cane sugar however will continue to be subject to the European import duty that will make them an unviable option for white sugar refining, unless the EU grants better access.