Chocolate, biscuits & confectionery of Europe


Caobisco in the press

Mercosur and Mexico trade agreements: the quest for a sugar fix - Nov 13,2017

The end of the quota system has not upended the EU’s restrictive sugar import regime. The EU is seeking to finalise free trade negotiations with the South American trading bloc Mercosur and with Mexico by the end of this year. It is also to launch free trade negotiations with Australia. All three trading partners are cane sugar exporters. It might only be a matter of time until the EU allows more import of cane sugar from outside the bloc.

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EU chocolate exports to Canada set to rise as - Sept 28,2017

Canada no longer taxes chocolate confectionery imported from the EU after free trade agreement CETA took effect last week.

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Chocolate and candy tax proposed in the UK - May 11,2017

Pressure group Action on Sugar is urging the UK government to expand a sugar tax on soft drinks to chocolate and sweet confectionery – a move seen as “punitive” and "discriminatory” by industry bodies.

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CAOBISCO aids bakers - Oct 17,2014

Interview of President Patrick Poirrier

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Chocolate science: melting moment in research - Aug 26,2014

As anyone who has tried to walk more than 50 metres outdoors during a UAE summer knows, there are some obvious drawbacks to life in the hotter parts of the world. These can range from the mildly inconvenient – we’ve all seen tourists bounding barefoot across the white-hot sand of a Dubai beach, only to discover that the sea is hot enough to cook a lobster – to the life-threatening realities of drought and desertification. But hey, wouldn’t it be great if someone could invent a chocolate bar that didn’t melt in the sun? The good news is that this challenge to improve the human condition has been taken up by the University of Cambridge. Its department of chemical engineering and biotechnology is inviting the best brains in Europe to apply for a fully funded doctorate of three and a half years “to study the fundamentals of heat-stable chocolate”.

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French traffic light label proposals opposed by confectioners - Aug 21,2014

Europe’s confectionery association Caobisco has backed French chocolatiers in blocking proposals for traffic light labels on food products in France.

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Responsible Sourcing - Aug 11,2014

Paula Byrne, sustainability and CSR manager, Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of Europe (Caobisco), describes what is being done to eliminate the worst forms of child labour during hazelnut harvesting in Turkey.

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A sweet market to be in - June 26,2014

CAOBISCO is the EU association for confectioners. They and Swedish confectioner Cloetta provided Packaging Today with an overview and insight into developments within the confectionery industry.

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‘Scientific substantiation’ needed before WHO reduces sugar guidance, says CAOBISCO - Apr 10,2014

More research is required before the World Health Organization (WHO) cuts its guidance on daily sugar intake by half, according to the Association of Chocolate, Biscuits and Confectionery Industries of Europe (CAOBISCO).

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Mixed bag for Halloween confectionery in Europe - Oct 31,2013

Halloween confectionery sales are expected to grow in line with the overall market in Europe, but there are notably differences among EU countries, according to industry association Caobisco.

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