CAOBISCOAssociation of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the EU
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Nota: incluye chocolates sin rellenar; en tabletas y barras; bombones, pralines y otros confitados; productos de confiteria que contienen chocolate; chocolate blanco; rellenos que contienen cacao; preparaciones de polvo de cacao azucaradas Fuente: CAOBISCO (2013); calculos propios Grafico 1.
CAOBISCO Vice-Presidents are now Mr Tobias Bachmiiller (outgoing President) and Mr Alessandro Cagli, Director European Affairs, Ferrero, who will become President in 2016.
(136.) Signatories to the joint statement are: Association of European Union Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the European Union (CAOBISCO); Chocolate Manufacturers Association; Chocolate Manufacturers Association of Canada; Cocoa Association of London; Cocoa Merchants Association of America; European Cocoa Association; International Cocoa Organization; International Office of Cocoa, Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery Industries; World Cocoa Foundation; Child Labor Coalition; Free The Slaves; International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers Associations; and National Consumers League.
"This will damage the food industry by provoking a serious shortage of raw materials and a non-sustainable price increase," CAOBISCO and IMACE said in a statement.
Even Caobisco's most conservative estimates indicate a fall in world demand of cocoa beans of 60,000 tonnes.
CAOBISCO is anticipating ongoing increases in raw material prices, with which it associates "strict" EU policies that have sourcing implications.
- Development: Child labour and exploitation in developing countries - Discussion with Frans Roselaers, head of ILO child poverty-elimination programme, Marta Santos Pais, Director, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, David Zimmer, Secretary General of CAOBISCO (Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit & Confectionery Industries of the EU), and Shanta Sinha, representative of the campaign "Stop Child Labour" in India
But the soaring price of oil and the need to find some alternatives "has put us in a new situation" says David Zimmer, secretary-general of the Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the EU (CAOBISCO) which represents about 2000 companies in the EU's chocolate, biscuits and confectionery sectors.
The Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery Industries of the EU (CAOBISCO) said lack of competition was harming competitiveness in other parts of EU economy, particularly food manufacturing.
The Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery industries, CAOBISCO, said it was encouraged by the Commission's initiative, but warned that EU raw material prices must be reduced in line with abolition of export refunds for processed products.
The proposed transitional arrangements for the European Unions sugar regime after enlargement on May 1 will be a bureaucratic nightmare, according to CAOBISCO, the Association of the Chocolate, Biscuit and Confectionery industries.
Caobisco, the representative of the chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries has come out in support of this stance on reform.