International Sugar Journal

Vietnam – Sugar industry in crisis amidst alleged dumping from Thailand [Full subscriber]

Thai companies are allegedly dumping sugar in Vietnam and hurting farmers, say Vietnamese sugar producers, according to local press reports.

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EU – Marginal drop in ethanol production in 2019 to 6.35 billion litres [Full subscriber]

Ethanol production in the EU 27 + UK from agricultural feedstocks amounted to 6.35 billion litres in 2019, representing a small decrease of 1% from the previous year, according to the European Commission.

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China – Imports of sugar syrup from Thailand increases 12-fold in 2020 [Full subscriber]

Thailand saw a 12-fold jump in its sugar syrup exports to China in 2020, according to a recent USDA attaché report.

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Philippines – 2019/20 imports expected to be 400,000 tonnes says USDA [Full subscriber]

The Philippines is expected to import some 400,000 tonnes of sugar for the current crop year (2019/20) as local production will not be able to cover increasing demand according to the latest report of the US Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS).

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Angola – Biocom seeking protection from cheap sugar imports [Full subscriber]

The Angolan company Biocom which has invested heavily in the sugar-bioenergy project and has begun producing sugar for the local market is calling for the elimination of “unfair competition between domestic and imported sugar,” stated the deputy director general Luís Bagorro Júnior.

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Brazil – Ethanol imports double in December 2018 [Registered]

Imports of ethanol to Brazil more than doubled to 172.36 million litres in December ‘18, compared with 83.57 million litres during the same month of 2017.

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Tanzania – Government moves to protect the sugar sector [Full subscriber]

The Tanzanian government recently announced that it will stop issuing new permits for sugar imports effective June, to support local millers, reported The East African.

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Brazil slaps 20% tax on ethanol imports from USA [Registered]

The Brazilian Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi announced on 23 August that CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, has approved a recommendation to impose a 20% tariff on U.S. ethanol imports after a 600 million litre tariff rate quota.

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Brazil – Decision to impose tariff on ethanol imports from USA delayed [Registered]

The Brazilian government decided 25th July to wait 30 days to make a decision on whether to impose a tariff on ethanol imports from the United States.

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Brazil – Tariff on US ethanol imports backed by agriculture minister [Registered]

Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil’s foreign trade council to impose tariffs on ethanol imports following a surge in shipments from the United States, an official said on 27th April, reported Reuters.

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