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EU cane sugar refiners go to court over sugar regime reforms [Registered]

Tate & Lyle Sugars (T&L) and Sidul Açúcares Unipessoal took the European Commission to court on 17th January, alleging it has mismanaged the EU sugar regime. The two cane sugar refiners appeared before the General Court of the European Union to put their claim that they have been put at a competitive disadvantage by the Commission’s “mismanagement” of Europe’s sugar market and deserve ‘justice’ under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty. The Commission has rebutted the allegations, arguing that persistently high world prices are to blame for the difficulties of some refiners. Ian Bacon, president of T&L, said: “We are…

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