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Call for extension to EU sugar quotas from some member states and ACP and LDC sugar suppliers [Registered]

A group of member state governments has signalled its intention to push for an extension to the EU sugar quota regime beyond the expiry date of 2015 proposed by the European Commission. Hungary, backed by Austria, France, Lithuania, Romania and Slovakia, requested a prolongation of the quotas to 2020 as have ACP and LDC sugar suppliers A further four EU member states are understood to back the plea for an extension, though not until 2020. Germany – which has the largest sugar market in the EU – will not support an end-date as distant as 2020 but would consider a…

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