BRITISH SUGAR ECJ

BY KEITH NUTHALL
A HIGH Court bid by British Sugar to recoup UK Pounds 6.6 million production levies, demanded by the UK's Intervention Board, could have been damaged by the European Court of Justice. Its judges have ruled that the board had the authority to refuse paying export subsidies to British Sugar on 16,600 tonnes of sugar exported under a special 'c' quota. These cargoes are usually exempt from production levies, (and export subsidies), charged under the EU common market system, payable on sugar sold under so-called 'a' and 'b' quotas. However, ...


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