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Industry Stunned as India Approves Mega Package to Support Sugar Exports

Efficient raw sugar loading systems at Queensland ports
The Indian government today (29 August 2019) approved a contentious A$1.3 billion export subsidy of A$216/tonne to help its sugar industry export more than 6 million tonnes over the next year. “We are stunned by this development, just days after the WTO formally established Dispute Panels to investigate the legality of India’s sugar subsidies,” said David Pietsch, CEO of the Australian Sugar Mi...
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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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