Confidence Boost for Sugar Industry

Billets of sugar cane arrive at a sugar mill
29 July 2019 | In positive news for the Australian sugar industry, Mackay Sugar’s shareholders have voted to support a recapitalisation deal with the German sugar manufacturer, Nordzuker. “We congratulate the Board of Mackay Sugar on achieving this successful outcome,” said David Pietsch, CEO of the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC). “We also welcome the commitment Nordzuker has m...
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WTO panel puts Indian sugar subsidies in the spotlight

Loading Australian raw sugar for export
12 July 2019:  Joint ASMC and CANEGROWERS Media Release (and updated FAQ) The Australian sugar industry has united behind the government’s escalation of action against illegal Indian sugar subsidies. Australia, Brazil and Guatemala have jointly lodged a request with the World Trade Organisation’s Dispute Settlement Body to establish a WTO Panel to investigate and rule on whether India’s...
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Opportunities to Diversify

Sugar mill busy crushing at the height of the Australian season
28 June 2019  Diversifying Sugar Revenues – a Case for Optimism  A new report funded by Sugar Research Australia (SRA) has completed an in-depth investigation into possible ways to add value to the raw sugar supply chain. The authors of the report, Lazuli Consulting, tapped into the expertise of staff at Australia’s sugar mills to explore the market, investment and technology ba...
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