International Sugar Journal

Pakistan – Millers refuse to sell sugar at PKR70/kg [Registered]

The Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) has refused to sell the sweetener at PKR70 (US¢ 36) per kg.

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Canada lowers anti-subsidy tariffs on EU sugar following investigation [Registered]

The European Sugar Industry Confederation (CEFS) announced on 31st March that Canada’s Border Protection Agency (CBSA) concluded its investigation on 30th March into anti-subsidy duties on refined sugar from the EU and anti-dumping duties on refined sugar from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States

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India loses dispute at WTO over sugar subsidies brought by Brazil, Australia and Guatemala [Full subscriber]

India has lost the dispute over its subsidies on sugar exports at the World Trade Organization (WTO), brought by Brazil, Australia and Guatemala, Valor Economic reported.

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Bangladesh cuts sugar import duties to curb rise in domestic prices [Full subscriber]

According to notifications from the National Board of Revenue (NBR), the customs authority reduced import tariff on raw sugar to contain price rises.

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Solugen secures US$357 million to produce chemicals from sugar via “chemienzymatic” process [Registered]

The biotech start-up Solugen has raised US$357 million from investors to produce substitute petrochemicals from converting sugars into chemicals using both enzyme and chemical catalysts.

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Sri Lanka – Sugar warehouses raided on government orders as food shortages bite [Full subscriber]

Sri Lankan government officials on 1st September raided private warehouses to seize thousands of tonnes of sugar, a day after a state of emergency was declared over food shortages caused by a currency crisis, according to local press reports.

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Turkey – Health ministry wants 10% reduction in sugar various products by 2025 [Full subscriber]

Turkish Health Ministry released the Sugar Reduction Guide in mid-July to gradually reduce the amount of sugar in confectionery, sweet sauces, breakfast cereals, and nonalcoholic drinks by at least 10% by 2025.

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UK – British Sugar takes the government to court for allowing tariff-free imports of 260,000 tonnes raw sugar [Full subscriber]

The UK government is facing the first significant legal challenge to its post-Brexit independent trade policy after the High Court agreed that a decision to cut tariffs on some UK sugar imports could be subject to a judicial review.

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India’s export subsidy measures come under scrutiny at WTO [Full subscriber]

At a recent meeting of the Committee on Agriculture of the World Trade Organization (WTO), questions were raised on the reported US$626-million interest subvention grant to help India use its sugar for ethanol production, and a decision to approve sugar export subsidies worth US$475.8 million for the marketing year 2020-21 to export 6 million tonnes of sugar.

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EU – Sugar users group CIUS opposes return to market intervention [Full subscriber]

CIUS, the committee of European Sugar Users placed its support behind the EU Commission and Council in arguing against returning “back to a more regulated sugar market as wished for by the European Parliament” in a recent press release.

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