International Sugar Journal

Vietnam – Government imposes duties on raw and refined sugar from Thailand [Full subscriber]

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has decided to levy a temporary anti-dumping tax of 44.88% on raw sugar and 33.88% on refined sugar imported from Thailand.

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Thailand -US$1.7 billion invested in Bio-Circular-Green economic activities during Jan-Sep 2020 [Registered]

In the first nine months of 2020, local and international companies applied to invest as much as US$1.7 billion in Thailand in more than 300 projects in the sectors listed as “BCG”, or Bio-Circular-Green economic activities focused on environmental protection and sustainability, according to the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI).

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Vietnam plans to impose anti-dumping duty on raw and refined sugar from Thailand [Full subscriber]

The Vietnamese government announced Feb. 9 its plans to impose an anti-dumping duty of on raw and refined sugar from Thailand, claiming soaring imports are undermining its domestic sugar industry.

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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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Covid-19 pandemic triggers fall in global ethanol production by almost 15% in 2020 [Full subscriber]

Strongly impacted by the Covid‑19 crisis, global ethanol production is anticipated to contract 14.5% to 98 billion litres in 2020 – from 115 billion litres in 2019. Around 80% of the y-o-y fall in output is in the key markets of Brazil and the United States, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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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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Thailand – Yamaha Motor launches pesticide spraying service for cane crop via UAV [Full subscriber]

Yamaha Motor’s subsidiary in Thailand Siam Yamaha Motor Robotics recently launched a pesticide spraying service using an industrial unmanned helicopter “FAZER R”. Two crops it is initially focusing on are sugarcane and corn.

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Thai cabinet approves subsidy of US$321 million for cane growers [Full subscriber]

Thai cabinet on 9th June approved financial assistance of THB10 billion (US$321 million) to be paid to about 300,000 sugarcane growers under a subsidy programme.

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Thailand – Drought-hit cane growers granted US$318 million [Full subscriber]

With Thailand in the midst of its worst drought in four decades, cane growers are hit hard by the decline in both drop in productivity and rising production costs, placing a severe strain on their enterprise. To mitigate this, the Industry Ministry has stepped in with financial of THB10.2 billion (US$318 million).

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Thailand – 2019/20 campaign ends with sugar output falling 43% to 8.27 million tonnes [Full subscriber]

The 2019/20 campaign ended recently, according to the Thai Sugar Millers Corporation. Both sugarcane production and cane sugar production fell by 43% – cane output from 130.97 million tonnes in the previous year to 74.89 million tonnes and sugar output from 14.58 million tonnes to 8.27 million.

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