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EU sugar quotas likely to be extended to 2020 [Registered]

The European Parliament voted to extend the sugar production quotas until the 2019/2020 marketing year on 13 March. The move was carried in the parliament by a margin of 434 to 231, with eight MEPs (Members of European Parliament) abstaining. This reverses the previous commitment by the EU’s 27 member states to end the sugar quotas by 2015. The extension of quotas is sugar beet producers, beet sugar processors and sugar traders but not some governments who were opposed to it, along with cane sugar refiners and, food and drink companies. Meurig Raymond, deputy president of the UK’s National Farmers’…

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