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The ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) is a trade bloc among the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.In January 1992, ASEAN Member States signed the Singapore Declaration, an agreement which mandated the creation of AFTA within 15 years. This...

Mexico - Export quota to US raised by 20%

Mexico on March 30 said it would increase its sugar export quota to the United States by nearly 20% under a trade deal reached by the two countries. Mexico raised the 2014/15 harvest export quota to nearly 1.4 ...

Indonesia - Refiners receive 945,643 t import permits for Q2

The Trade Ministry has approved permits for sugar refiners to import 945,643 tonnes of raw sugar for the second quarter of this year, according to local press reports. The figure is much higher than the 672,000...

Indonesia - Indonesia announces Q2 sugar import permits

The Indonesian government has now officially issued 945,643 tonnes of raw sugar import permits for the second quarter of the year. This compares with Q1 permits of 672,000 tonnes. Of the Q1 total, 636,782 had b...

Philippines - Sugar campaign report - March 8, 2015

The Philippines produced 99,056 tonnes of raw sugar in the week ended March 8, down from 103,597 a week earlier and also below the 104,839 tonnes in the same week a year ago, SRA data showed. This brought t...

Thailand - 2014/15 sugar season enters final stage

Sugar production in the 2014/15 cycle continues to wind down slowly with daily production regularly below 100,000 tonnes in the week ended March 16, latest numbers suggest. So far in the season the country'...

China - Sugar production may be lower than expected

Sugar production in China in 2014/15 (Sep/Aug) may fall to 10.5-11.0 mln tonnes, white value according to an industry meeting held in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Guangxi, the largest sugar producing state...

The Guyana Sugar Corporation is lagging behind with 35,400 tonnes produced up to March 21, according to local press reports. The report went on to say...

Philippines - Dry weather to affect 2015/16 output in Negros

Sugar Regulatory Administration head Regina Martin said that 40%-50% of the standing sugarcane to be milled in the next 2015/16 crop year in Negros ar...

Philippines - SRA asks internal revenue to postpone VAT on sugar

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has asked the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to postpone the implementation of the recently imposed 12% ad...

Russia - RusAgro's Znamenskii sugar factory to be expanded

An Interdepartmental Commission has selected Znamenskii sugar factory for funding of an increase of its daily beet processing capacity to 8,000 tonnes...

Ukraine - Sugar beet sowing starts amid mixed forecasts for 2015 area

Seven regions of Ukraine have begun sowing of sugar beet with about 16,000 ha sown by March 26, or 5% of the forecast, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy...

China - 59 sugar plants in Guangxi finish crushing, up 35 y-o-y

Some 59 sugar mills in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had finished crushing by March 25, up 35 from the same time last year, an indust...

Russia - Farmers prepare for larger 2015 campaign

Sugar factories in Krasnodar region have started preparation for the 2015 beet campaign, according to the regional Ministry of Agriculture. The daily ...

 

Brazil - Adecoagro starts 2015/16 cane crush early

Adecoagro revealed it had kicked off its new harvest of cane, starting processing way ahead of the April 1 date at which 2015/16 officially begins for Brazil's ...

Indonesia - Corruption commission eyes sugar import leakage

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) recommends the ministries to fix a number of aspects in the sugar importing system to avoid import leakage, accordin...

Denmark - Sugar production reaches 11-year high in 2014/15

Denmark produced 476,449 tonnes of sugar, white value, in 2014/15, up from 461,960 a year earlier and the highest since 2003/04 when 492,000 tonnes were produce...

Australia - First high polarity sugar exported to Japan

A new chapter in the history of Queensland sugar has been written at the Cairns wharf, with two historic sugar shipments leaving the port destined for Japan, AB...

Australia - NSW farmers battling low prices from foreign-owned millers

NSW cane growers battling aggressive cost-cutting by foreign-owned millers have sent a loud message to consumers and the government claiming the scene is set fo...

European Union - Commission hosts first meeting of EU sugar expert group

The European Commission has hosted the first meeting of a new Sugar Expert Group with a view to making the transition to a post quota market as smooth as possib...

United States - ADM announces Zero-Calorie sweetener alternative, VivaSweet Sucralose

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) announced that VivaSweet Sucralose, a zero-calorie sweetener suitable for use in virtually any food or beverage, is now available t...