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Profile of registrant

Union of European Beverages Association

Identification number in the register: 25492952296-56
Registration date: 21/09/09 15:29:39

The information on this organisation was last modified on 14/07/14 09:27:24
The date of the last annual update was 23/09/13 13:11:47

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Union of European Beverages Association
Acronym: UNESDA
Legal status: AISBL
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Sigrid Ligne
Position: Director General

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Sigrid Ligne
Position: UNESDA Director General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 14-16 Rue du Trône 
Bruxelles 1000
Telephone number: (+32) 2 737 01 30
Fax number: (+32) 2 737 01 39
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Unesda's primary role is to support the increased acceptance, growth and development of non-alcoholic beverages.

UNESDA was founded in 1958. The creation of the European Economic Community, and its plans to harmonise the laws affecting non-alcoholic beverages, led to the need for a special body to provide technical expertise on such legislation.The members of UNESDA are the national non-alcoholic beverages associations of the European Union and company members who conduct business in at least five EU Member States.

When required, UNESDA offers European authorities, institutions and stakeholders convenient and rapid access to a vast pool of expert industry knowledge to assist them in creating policies that are fair, forward-looking and positive - both for the future development of the industry and for the consumer.

UNESDA offers similar expertise to international organisations, such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Codex Alimentarius of the World Health Organisation, and thus encourages dialogue on a global basis.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3.5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Helen BENSON 23/10/13 21/10/14
Sigrid Ligné 04/10/13 02/10/14


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Unesda's primary role is to support the increased acceptance, growth and development of non-alcoholic beverages.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Unesda is member of :

- the International Council of Beverages Associations :

- the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries in the EU :

- Committee of European Users of Sugar :

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code: