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EU sugar quotas must end in 2015 states a UK group [Registered]

EU sugar quotas should be abolished no later than 2015, according to the UK industrial sugar users (UKISUG) group. The group which represents UK manufacturers of soft drinks, biscuits, cakes, chocolate, confectionery, breakfast cereals, ice cream, yogurts and chilled desserts, has published a response to the recent EU reform proposals. UKISUG calls on the European Commission to: * Abolish beet production quotas at the earliest opportunity on September 30, 2015 for both sugar and isoglucose as proposed. * Reduce disproportionately high import tariffs in advance of 2015 to help ensure sufficient imports reach the EU market to guarantee security of…

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