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CIUS welcomes the End of the Sugar and Isoglucose Quota Regime as a step in the right direction - Sept 29,2017

CIUS welcomes the End of the Sugar and Isoglucose Quota Regime as a step in the right direction

CIUS, the European Sugar Users, welcomes the end to market-distorting sugar production quotas. They have for too long, hampered the competitiveness of the European sugar-using food and drink industries.

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CAOBISCO Statement on BREXIT - Sept 28,2017

CAOBISCO Statement on BREXIT

CAOBISCO calls on BREXIT negotiators to maintain free trade between the UK and EU27 in the future.

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CAOBISCO committed to further supporting sustainable development goals in its supply chains - June 27,2017

CAOBISCO committed to further supporting sustainable development goals in its supply chains

Bring more transparency in the supply chain, intensify cooperation between all actors and better communicate on industry initiatives: some of the recommendations for CAOBISCO to continue its sustainability journey

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Caobisco appoints new Secretary General - Dec 12,2016

Caobisco appoints new Secretary General

CAOBISCO announced today that it has appointed Marina Valverde as its new Secretary General, effective from 1st February 2017. Marina Valverde will succeed Sabine Nafziger, who served 6 years as CAOBISCO Secretary General and played a significant role in developing the industry association’s reputation in Brussels as the “voice of the European chocolate, biscuits and confectionery industries”.

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Report from Brussels: a debate on how public private partnerships can help in tackling child labour in Turkey - Oct 20,2016

Report from Brussels: a debate on how public private partnerships can help in tackling child labour in Turkey

Partners of a public-private partnership in the Turkish hazelnut sector created a replicable and sustainable model to tackle child labour.

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Alessandro CAGLI, newly elected CAOBISCO President, engages the dialogue with civil society on the role of confectionery to address the obesity challenge - June 10,2016

Alessandro CAGLI, newly elected CAOBISCO President, engages the dialogue with civil society on the role of confectionery to address the obesity challenge

At its General Assembly in Brussels, CAOBISCO members elected Mr Alessandro Cagli, Director of the Ferrero Group EU Public Affairs Office (Brussels) as President, for a two-year mandate starting as of 10/06/2016. He succeeds Mr Patrick Poirrier, CEO of CÉMOI in France.

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NEW Industry guidance to encourage and support improved cocoa quality - May 25,2016

NEW Industry guidance to encourage and support improved cocoa quality

The CAOBISCO, ECA and FCC Joint Cocoa Quality and Productivity research group will launch a new publication 'Cocoa Beans: Chocolate & Cocoa Industry Quality Requirements' and a website to help improve cocoa quality, including food safety aspects, by making relevant information more accessible.

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A harmonised and global approach needed to reach 100% Sustainable Palm oil - Apr 11,2016

A harmonised and global approach needed to reach 100% Sustainable Palm oil

On 5 April 2016 MEP Julie Girling invited the Indonesian Ambassador to the EU as well as stakeholders from the NGO and industry sides to the European Parliament to debate on the best ways to achieve the goal of 100% sustainable palm oil by 2020.

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EUROPEAN SUGAR USERS CALL FOR MARKET MEASURES TO AVOID FORECASTED SUPPLY CRISIS - Feb 22,2016

EUROPEAN SUGAR USERS CALL FOR MARKET MEASURES TO AVOID FORECASTED SUPPLY CRISIS

CIUS calls on the European Commission and EU Member States to start market measures guaranteeing supply security as of MARCH 2016 latest. Neither levies nor duties should be applied to the volumes of beet and cane sugar made available through access to out of quota and TRQ market measures. The CXL duty should be suspended with immediate effect.

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Private sector commits to support 100% sustainable palm oil in Europe - Dec 07,2015

Private sector commits to support 100% sustainable palm oil in Europe

European private sector organizations join forces for a first time to ensure a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain in Europe by 2020.

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Reducing Child Labor is a Shared Responsibility - July 30,2015

Statement from the World Cocoa Foundation about the 2013/14 Survey Research on Child Labor in West African Cocoa-Growing Areas Report

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ILO and CAOBISCO scale up efforts on a sustainable model to combat child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey - July 01,2015

ILO and CAOBISCO scale up efforts on a sustainable model to combat child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Association of Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO) signed a Public-Private Partnership Agreement (PPP) for a 3 year project “Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey”. The agreement was signed by Mr. Numan Özcan, Director of the ILO Office for Turkey and Ms. Sabine Nafziger, Secretary General of CAOBISCO.

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Sugars: Adopting a holistic approach based on facts to rebalance the debate - June 19,2015

Sugars: Adopting a holistic approach based on facts to rebalance the debate

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.

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