International Sugar Journal

Turkey – Duty-free imports of 400,000 tonnes sugar sanctioned by the government [Full subscriber]

A presidential decree published in the Official Gazette has paved the way for the import of 400,000 tonnes of sugar at a time when the sugar price in the domestic market is rising, according to local press reports.

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USA – DOC requests Mexico to export further 154,221 tonnes raw sugar [Full subscriber]

Following a request from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the US Department of Commerce (DOC) on April 29 announced an increase in sugar exports of 170,000 short tons (154,221 tonnes), raw value (with a polarity of less than 99.2 degrees), from Mexico could export to the United States in the current marketing year, which ends Sept. 30.

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Russia – Traders divert sugar shipments as panic buying creates artificial shortage [Full subscriber]

According to industry sources and shipping data, commodity traders have started diverting sugar shipments away from Russia, a move set to boost soaring domestic prices further, reported Reuters.

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Amidst shortages and panic buying Russia imports 200,000 tonnes sugar [Full subscriber]

At least five vessels are headed toward Russia, with nearly 200,000 tonnes of Brazilian raw sugar sold by European traders. This is about double the country’s normal annual sweetener imports, reported Reuters.

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Philippines – Imports of 200,000 t of refined sugar halted [Registered]

The planned import of 200,000 tonnes of refined sugar to address a supply shortfall caused by crop damage from a powerful typhoon that hit plantations in December ’21 has been halted. The sugar producers on February 15 succeeded in winning a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), who had actioned the import, according to local press reports.

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Caribbean Court of Justice dismisses Belize case against Trinidad and Tobago for importing raw sugar without applying tariff [Registered]

Тhе Саrіbbеаn Соurt оf Јuѕtісе (ССЈ) unаnіmоuѕlу rulеd on February 1st thаt Веlіzе hаd nоt ѕuffісіеntlу рrоvеn іn thе Оrіgіnаl Јurіѕdісtіоn оf thе соurt thаt Тrіnіdаd аnd Тоbаgо fаіlеd tо аррlу thе 40% Соmmоn Ехtеrnаl Таrіff (СЕТ) оn raw ѕugаr іmроrtеd frоm Guаtеmаlа аnd Ноndurаѕ bеtwееn Nоvеmbеr 2018 аnd Јunе 2020.

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Pakistan – 100,000 tonnes sugar bought from Al Khaleej [Full subscriber]

The Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) purchased 100,000 tonnes of white sugar in a tender for the same volume which closed last week, European traders said on 5th July.

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Pakistan gets offers for white sugar import through international tender that is US$49/tonne more than from India [Full subscriber]

The lowest price offered in the international tender to buy 50,000 tonnes of sugar from Pakistan’s state trading agency Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) which closed on 27th April is believed to be around US$447/tonne c&f (cost + freight), European traders said in initial assessments, reported Reuters.

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China – Sugar imports are expected to remain high for the next 10 years [Full subscriber]

Sugar imports are expected to remain high for the next 10 years, reaching 5.52 million tonnes in 2030, growing at an annual pace of 5.8%, according to a report released by China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

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Ethiopia – Government issues international tender to buy 320,000 tonnes of white sugar [Full subscriber]

The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) through the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) recently issued three separate international tenders for food commodities on March 16th which includes the purchase of, 320,000 MT of white sugar, according to USDA.

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