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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
CIUS Press release: EP vote on sugar quota prolongation is the wrong signal for Europe - Mar 13,2013
European competitiveness at stake – Severe mistake must be corrected in upcoming negotiations say European Sugar Users
CIUS Press release - CIUS concerned about limited supply of additional sugar resulting from first tranche of import tender and out of quota release - Feb 12,2013
CIUS concerned about limited supply of additional sugar resulting from first tranche of import tender and out of quota release
CIUS Press release – AGRI Committee vote undermines prospects for new jobs and growth in the sugar supply chain - Jan 23,2013
CIUS Press release issued after the EP AGRICOM voted on 23.01.2012 in favour of the extension of the sugar quota system until 2020. Adopted by 32, rejected by 11, abstentions 1.
CAOBISCO published its annual report - July 12,2012
CAOBISCO has the pleasure to present its 2011 Annual Report
Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth - What needs to be further explored, developed and implemented to get there? - June 26,2012
Outcome of CAOBISCO conference held in Brussels on 21/06/12 and dedicated to “Sustainability, sweet sustainability”.
Tobias Bachmüller elected new President of CAOBISCO - June 25,2012
At its General Assembly in Brussels, CAOBISCO elected Mr Tobias Bachmüller, CEO of Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co in Germany, as President, for a two-year mandate starting as of 22/06/2012. He succeeds Didier Focking, Nestlé.
Caobisco re-affirms European Chocolate and Cocoa Industry’s commitment towards the elimination of Child Labour in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana - May 08,2012
Representing Europe’s chocolate and cocoa industry, Sabine Nafziger, Caobisco’s Secretary General, joined a panel debate discussing the eradication of child labour in the cocoa supply chain, which took place at the European Parliament today.
The Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery industries hit by egg shortages - Mar 20,2012
Manufacturers throughout Europe are currently experiencing alarming shortages of supplies of eggs and egg products. The situation in terms of availability and price is dire and unprecedented. Eggs are a vital ingredient for CAOBISCO products, especially for use in production of biscuits and cakes.
CAOBISCO/ECA/WCF/FCC Joint statement : Industry welcomes European Parliament call to all stakeholders for action against child labour in cocoa production - Feb 06,2012
The cocoa and chocolate industry welcomes the European Parliament’s consent to the International Cocoa Agreement, which will reinforce cooperation between the private and public sectors.
CAOBISCO/ECA/WCF/FCC Joint statement on EP INTA Resolution - Feb 06,2012
The cocoa and chocolate industry welcomes the European Parliament’s Trade Committee’s recommendation for the EP to provide its consent to the International Cocoa Agreement, which will reinforce cooperation between the private and public sectors.