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PRO: CEN ISO – First International Standards for sustainable and traceable cocoa just published - May 07,2019
Cocoa is a tricky business. The prime ingredient in one of the world’s favourite treats, chocolate, the humble cocoa bean, is a difficult crop to cultivate. What’s more, it is mostly grown on smallholder farms in regions of the world that lack adequate infrastructure and offer poor living conditions. The sustainability of cocoa production, therefore, is a concern. The publication of the ISO 34101 series of standards on sustainable and traceable cocoa provides a valuable tool to support farmers in their journey towards prosperity and sustainability.
CAOBISCO reiterates its concerns that market access gains in the EU-Japan EPA may be jeopardised by unworkable Rules of Origin - Feb 20,2019
The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) offers some important, albeit long-term tariff concessions for exports of EU chocolate, biscuits and confectionery products. However, EU manufacturers are unlikely to qualify for any preferential treatment given the impossibility for them to fulfil the weight-based rules of origin requirements.
Mary Barnard of Mondelēz International elected CAOBISCO President with two-year mandate - June 26,2018
Mary Barnard, President, Chocolate Europe, at Mondelēz International was elected President of CAOBISCO for a two-year term at the Association’s recent General Assembly in Otranto, Italy, succeeding Alessandro Cagli, Director of the Ferrero Group EU Public Affairs Office (Brussels). Cagli becomes Vice President.
EU-JAPAN ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: CAOBISCO CONCERNED ABOUT ORIGIN RULES - Dec 13,2017
CAOBISCO is highly concerned about the Free Trade Agreement concluded with Japan and presented last Friday by the European Commission, despite the announced gains in market access.
ESRA and CIUS call for access to sugar in EU-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement - Nov 23,2017
The current EU trade agenda shows a level of ambition and leadership never seen before, as Europe takes on the mantle of global champion of free trade. Ongoing negotiations with Mercosur could well lead to the most valuable free trade deal the EU has ever negotiated, showing that Europe’s rhetoric on free trade is backed up by concrete results.
All Press releases
Sugars: Adopting a holistic approach based on facts to rebalance the debate - June 19,2015
During the Workshop “50 Shades of Sugars” organized in Oslo on 11.06.2015, CAOBISCO, the Association of the Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of Europe discussed sugars in relation to the European health and nutrition challenges with Norwegian stakeholders.
CAOBISCO and ILO to extend cooperation in combating child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey - June 20,2014
On 11 June 2014 the ILO and the Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) signed a
Public-Private Partnership Agreement (PPP) for the extension of the project on the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) in Seasonal
Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey.
Empowering Farming Communities - June 18,2014
Responding to the call of the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) year for family farming, CAOBISCO invited a wide range of stakeholders to create awareness of the actual conditions of family farming and to discuss existing challenges and opportunities.
Patrick Poirrier elected new President of CAOBISCO - June 13,2014
CAOBISCO elects new President
Sustainable palm oil: creating a balance between consumer and environmental needs - Mar 18,2014
European Parliament, Brussels, 18 March 2014 - Ms Julie Girling, MEP ECR UK welcomed a broad range of stakeholders to engage and debate with leading experts on sustainability and nutrition of palm oil.
Amazing attendance to the “Salon du Chocolat” in Brussels - Feb 10,2014
The great success of the first “Salon du Chocolat” organized in Brussels is a real satisfaction for CAOBISCO! The participation of 29.316 visitors provided evidence of the passion and pleasure generated by this exceptional product. Chocolate makers demonstrated their creativity and “savoir faire” for the pleasure of all who attended.
“Salon du Chocolat” in Brussels: the place to be for CAOBISCO! - Feb 06,2014
CAOBISCO, the Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit & Confectionery Industries of Europe, is a proud sponsor of the Salon du Chocolat in Brussels, the biggest world event dedicated to chocolate. The Salon comes to Brussels for the very first time from 7th to 9th February 2014. It is an opportunity not to be missed by CAOBISCO.
CAOBISCO welcomes the end of dairy and sugar production quotas - June 27,2013
CAOBISCO welcomes the agreement reached by Member States and the EU institutions to end distorting dairy production quotas in 2015 and sugar production quotas in 2017.
ILO CAOBISCO Public Private Partnership - Apr 22,2013
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the CAOBISCO have signed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement to contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in hazelnut harvesting in Turkey.
CIUS Press release: Council vote on sugar quotas - Step in the right direction but not enough - Mar 21,2013
European Sugar Users welcome that the European Agriculture Ministers last night agreed on September 2017 as final end date for sugar production quotas.