SRB S.p.A.

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2017 - Sep 2017

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.25 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    SRB S.p.A.   (SRB)

    EU Transparency Register

    663365223590-22 First registered on 26 Sep 2016

    Goals / Remit

    SRB was set up at the end of 2010 creating 100 direct jobs and another 50 indirect jobs in a deprived area of the south of Italy. The refinery specialises in cane sugar refining and was built as part of the EU 2006 Sugar Reform.

    The main focus of our activity in Brussels is ensuring that EU legislation treats cane sugar refining in a parallel and fair way to our main European competitor, sugar from beet.

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

    Sugar is a very 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. The vast majority 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). Until 2017, 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.

    After 2017, the quotas for beet and isoglucose will disappear, but the duties on raw sugar imports will remain. This poses a very real threat to cane refiners such as SRB.

    Main EU files targeted

    Main EU activities 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 (MEPs), in particular following the introduction of co-decision in European agricultural policy
    • Building relationships with the European Commission and the Permanent Representations in Brussels
    • Following various international trade dossiers
    • Following various competition dossiers


    Head Office
    Strada per Fiume Piccolo, 10
    EU Office
    Office 504 c/o Regus
    Square de Meeus 37
    Bruxelles 1000
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 Jun 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Benedetto LORUSSO 14 Feb 2018 11 Oct 2018
    Mr Massimiliano Bassi 05 Oct 2017 29 Sep 2018
    Mr Massimiliano Bassi 22 Oct 2016 05 Oct 2017

    Complementary Information

    Massimiliano Bassi
    General Manager
    +39 0831 550840

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Massimiliano Bassi (General Manager)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Massimiliano Bassi (General Manager)

  • Categories


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


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Full membership of the European Sugar Refineries Association (ESRA)

    Membership of Confindustria

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2017 - Sep 2017

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    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. This is the calendar year 2015.

    The estimate includes:
    • Salary costs representing the proportion of time spent by staff representing interests to the European institutions
    • Travel costs
    • Costs of any campaign work

    The cost range also includes membership fees of the trade association listed above. It also excludes the cost of our Brussels office which appears on the register under T&L Sugars Limited (which is affiliated to SRB).

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)




    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 12 Apr 2018 Location brussels
      Subject EU sugar sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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