International Sugar Journal

North Korea imports sugar via China – barter deal – sugar for liquor – with South Korea, blocked [Full subscriber]

North Korean demand for sugar is at an all-time high, according to Chinese trade data, reported Voice of America.

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Pakistan to import 300,000 tonnes sugar as shortage looms [Full subscriber]

The government allowed on 28th July the import of 300,000 metric tonnes of sugar in anticipation of a shortage.

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China’s sugar industry panics as Beijing removes safeguard tariff [Full subscriber]

China has ignored its own sugar industry’s pleas for protection after allowing a safeguard tariff on sugar imports to lapse, according to South China Morning Post.

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China – Sugar imports tariff to drop to 50% from 85% [Full subscriber]

The Chinese government has decided not to renew a safeguard on sugar imports in place since 2017, reported Reuters.

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USA increases sugar imports by 500,000 tonnes [Full subscriber]

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on 3rd April country-specific and first-come, first-served in-quota additional allocations under the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on imported raw cane sugar for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020).  The total additional allocation is 317,515 tonnes raw value.

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Indonesia – Permits issued to import 150,000 tonnes white sugar [Full subscriber]

Indonesia has issued import permits for 150,000 tonnes of white sugar, Musdhalifah Machmud, a deputy minister at the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs told Reuters on 8th April.

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US increases sugar imports from Mexico to 1.65 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

The United States will increase its sugar imports from Mexico to 1.65 million tonnes in the 2019-2020 cycle, according to the Secretary of Economy, Graciela Márquez at the Ministry of Economy.

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Indonesia issues permit to import 2.4 million tonnes sugar [Full subscriber]

Amidst the turbulence caused by the Covid-19 outbreak various food items prices have risen. This includes sugar. To bring prices down, the trade ministry has issued permits to import 2.4 million tonnes of raw sugar, reported Reuters.

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Malaysia’s sugar imports from India peak to over 300,000 tonnes [Full subscriber]

India’s exports of sugar to Malaysia so far in 2020 have nearly tripled over the figure for all of last year, in a quid-pro-quid initiative to end the trade dispute that halted its palm oil exports to India, according to trade officials, reported Reuters.

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Indonesia permits imports of 438,802 tonnes raw sugar [Full subscriber]

Indonesia has issued import permits for 438,802 tonnes of raw sugar for household consumption until May, Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto confirmed, reported Reuters.

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