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Global sugar trade will continue to be informed by unlevelled playing field [Registered]

At the recent American Sugar Alliance (ASA) symposium in Vermont, Jack Roney, ASA’s director of economics asked Patrick Chatenay to discuss “Global free trade in sugar: Within free reach or mirage”. It was apparent from the outset that this was simply an indulgent, academic exercise as anyone who has been in the sugar industry for even a short time knows very well there is no level playing field when it comes to trade. Nonetheless, it was a welcome exercise to remind, not only most of the partisan audience, that subsidies, tariffs and non-tariff barriers along with variety of others (e.g.…

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