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The most significant input cost for the European starch industry is the cost of the agricultural raw material from which the starch is extracted. An overriding objective of the starch industry therefore is to secure a stable supply of high-quality EU agricultural raw materials at a reasonable price. Since its creation in 1959, the major policy tool of the EU which has influenced the supply, quality and price of EU agricultural raw materials has been the Common Agricultural Policy.

The Common Agricultural Policy has undergone and continues to undergo significant developments since its creation, the latest of which were the so-called CAP 2020 proposals, adopted by the EU Institutions in 2013.

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The end of EU sugar and isoglucose quotas will benefit all stakeholders

PRESS RELEASE EU sugar and isoglucose production quotas ended on 30 September 2017. At its conference at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels on 17 October, Starch Europe called on all stakeholders to embrace the benefits of this historic development. Speaking at the conference, Starch Europe president, Alain Dufait said ‘As an industry, we find ourselves [...]

2018-01-04T14:02:27+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Starch Europe position on CAP Post-2020

The EU starch industry’s contribution to the consultation on Modernising and Simplifying the Common Agriculture Policy 27 April 2017 The EU starch industry processes conventional agricultural raw materials that are almost exclusively grown in the EU. To be competitive, the EU starch industry needs access to a reliable supply of  quality raw materials is critical [...]

2017-12-27T13:18:09+00:00May 4th, 2017|

Political deal agreed on the CAP reform

Relief that the sugar regime will end   Brussels, 26 June 2013 – The European Starch Industry Association, AAF, is relieved that the three EU institutions have agreed to end the EU sugar and isoglucose quotas in 2017 as part of a whole package on the CAP reform for 2014-2020. From 2017, the European starch [...]

2017-12-15T11:05:22+00:00June 26th, 2013|

AAF position on the bioeconomy

THE EUROPEAN STARCH INDUSTRY’S PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE CONTRIBUTION TO BUILDING A BIOECONOMY IN EUROPE   The starch industry is not only an important contributor to the EU bioeconomy, it is one of its pioneers A versatile industry In 2012, the European starch industry processed about 23 million tonnes of agricultural raw materials, split between [...]

2020-03-23T13:08:42+00:00June 25th, 2013|

Starch Industry reaction to European Parliament vote on sugar

European Parliament vote disappointing but declining support for sugar quotas signals beginning of the end Brussels, 14 March 2013 – The European Starch Industry Association, AAF, is extremely disappointed that the European Parliament’s plenary session of 13 March, voted to support the Agriculture Committee’s amendment to extend the EU sugar quotas until 2019/20. The European Commission [...]

2017-12-15T11:05:22+00:00March 14th, 2013|
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