ASSUC is the voice of European sugar traders. Through its extensive membership, over 60 sugar trading companies are represented.
REPRESENTATION OF SUGAR TRADERS IN BRUSSELS
ASSUC is the representative body of the sugar trade. In the interest of its members and in cooperation with EU institutions and other stakeholders based in Brussels, ASSUC activities focus on continuously improving technical details of EU policies in order to promote a well-functioning sugar market.
ASSUC maintains close contacts with European institutions who regularly call for consultancy and advisory on all relevant matters affecting the market. For instance, ASSUC provides expertise on sugar market issues through participation in the meetings of the Sugar Market Observatory, the Civil Dialogue Groups, and other stakeholders groups.
INFORMATION ABOUT EU POLICY MAKING
Knowledge is key in sugar trade. ASSUC’s priority is to offer to its members insights into the EU policy making. The information provided range from updates on EU legislation to discussions in the Management Committee.
In addition to EU agriculture, trade and custom policies, ASSUC informs its members on other key policy areas relevant for the trade such as new EU rules on VAT or regulations on financial and derivatives markets. ASSUC also monitors international fora such as the WTO and the G20.
Based in Brussels, ASSUC is part of a well-established and trusted network which enables access to first-hand updates on any decisions taken.