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Private sugar companies from Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines form an alliance [Registered]

The private-sugar sector in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines agreed to form an alliance in preparation for the coming ASEAN free trade zone under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) that will be fully implemented in 2015, reported Business Mirror. Stakeholders from the sugar companies of the three Asian countries established the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Sugar Alliance or ASA. The idea to form an alliance was initially discussed by Thailand sugar industry representatives when Philippine sugarcane farmers and millers visited that country in August 2012 and showed interest in joining. Initially, the alliance comprised of sugar companies in…

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