Welcome to the European Starch Industry Association
Welcome to the website of the AAF; the European Starch Industry Association. On this site you will find information on the product ‘starch’ and its uses, the EU starch industry and the AAF, together with our views and positions on the EU policy and other relevant developments impacting the European starch industry.
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Thailand is the world’s biggest exporter of starch, the world’s largest producer of native tapioca starch produced manioc starch1 and the third world producer of the manioc roots, which produce tapioca.[...]
The EU starch industry asks for exclusion of various starch products and co-products in the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiations with the US. [...]
The European Starch Industry Association, AAF, welcomes both the Commission’s announcement of the Public-Private Partnership for the bio-industries BRIDGE2020 and the adoption of the own-initiative report [...] in support of the bioeconomy…
The European Starch Industry Association, AAF, is relieved that the three EU institutions have agreed to end the EU sugar and isoglucose quotas in 2017 as part of a whole package on the CAP reform for 2014-2020.
From 2017, the European starch industry will be free to produce isoglucose, in the required quantities and in all Member States where customer demand exists. This decision has finally put an end to the outdated, unfair and anti-competitive treatment of isoglucose, the cereal based sugar derived from EU maize or wheat starch.
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