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T&L Sugars Limited

Identification number in the register: 50465929991-70
Registration date: 25/10/2012 09:49:40

The information on this entity was last modified on: 20/04/2015 12:43:53
The date of the last annual update was: 20/04/2015 12:43:53
Next update due latest on: 20/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

T&L Sugars Limited

Tate & Lyle Sugars

Private Limited Company

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Thames Refinery
Factory Road, Silvertown
London E16 2EW

(+44) 207 476 4455

Office 504 c/o Regus
Square de Meeus 37
Bruxelles 1000

(+32) 27917680

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Gerald Mason

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Gail Orton

Director, Government Affairs, Europe

    Goals / remit

The main activity of the EU Affairs team is to try and establish a level playing field for cane sugar and beet sugar as regards the EU legislative framework.

Tate & Lyle Sugars is a historic and cherished brand in the sugar market in Europe. Specialists in cane sugar refining, the business has around 1,200 direct and contract employees manufacturing sugar at our two refineries and associated manufacturing sites in Europe.

Tate & Lyle Sugars is almost unique in Europe in focusing solely on cane sugar. Our cane sugar supply chain stretches across developing countries around the world.

In Europe, sugar is manufactured from both sugar beet and sugar cane. The two models have co-existed since the early 1800s. A competing sweetener, isoglucose manufactured from cereals, now also plays a role in the European sugar market.

Sugar is a heavily regulated market in Europe. Cane sugar currently accounts for around 17% of the total sugar and isoglucose availability in Europe. Beet sugar accounts for around 78% and isoglucose around 5%. In the global sugar market the situation is the reverse, with cane sugar playing the lead role. Cane sugar accounts for around 78% of total sugar production, with beet accounting for 22%.

Around 70% of Europe’s cane sugar imports are typically sourced from developing countries with which the EU has a preferential trading relationship. These relationships are formalised under both the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) and the Everything But Arms Agreements (EBA). The remaining 30% of cane sugar imports are largely sourced under the “CXL” quota. This is a quota that exists as a result of trade negotiations with countries that previously supplied countries that have subsequently joined the EU. Most of this sugar is subject to a €98 per tonne import duty.

The operation of the EU sugar market is governed by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This sets production limits, through quotas, for beet and isoglucose, and defines the terms for importing from preferential and other cane sugar suppliers. High import duties exist for imports sourced from outside of the preferential suppliers. The basic import duty for cane sugar is €339 per tonne, but can be supplemented by further duties when world prices for sugar are low.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

Main EU initiatives include:

- campaigning for a level playing field in the EU sugar market, in particular as regards access to raw material for cane sugar refiners

- building relationships with Members of the European Parliament, in particular following the introduction of co-decision in European Agriculture policy

- building relationships with the new European Commission and the Permanent Representations in Brussels

- following various international trade dossiers

- following various development dossiers

- following various competition dossiers

Our position papers are available at:







    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

50%: 1   25%: 2



Gail Orton
Director, Government Affairs, Europe
+44 (0)203 194 6847

Gerald Mason
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
+44 (0)203 194 6846

Claire Campbell
Corporate Affairs Executive
+44 (0)203 194 6861

EU Affairs twitter address @TateLyleSugars
EU Affairs website

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Gerald Mason 12/11/2014 10/11/2015
Claire Campbell 05/09/2014 03/09/2015
Gail Orton 05/09/2014 01/09/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Trade

    Membership and affiliation

Full Membership of the following:

- European Sugar Refineries Association (ESRA)
- British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (Britcham)

    Financial data

10/2012  -  09/2013

500,000 € - 599,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

The above costs represent the costs estimated to have been incurred representing our interests to the European institutions in our last full and closed financial year.

The estimate includes:

- salary costs representing the proportion of time spent by staff representing interests to European institutions

- administrative costs of our Brussels office including rent and general office expenditure

- travel costs

- expenditure on professional advice even if the external advisor is represented elsewhere in the register

- costs of any campaign work

The cost range also includes membership fees of the trade associations listed above.

    Code of conduct

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