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Sugar millers see Code review as ‘missed opportunity’

Australia’s sugar millers are frustrated by the Federal Government’s decision today to retain a mandatory Sugar Code of Conduct. The decision is all the more exasperating because the Code review recommendations reflected all the points made in the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) submission. ASMC CEO, David Pietsch said “our submission specifically called for: The Code to be repe...
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Over 30 million tonnes sugarcane harvested, as 2018 draws to a close

Queensland’s sugarcane crush for the 2018 season has drawn to a close in all but one of the state’s 21 sugar mills. Australian Sugar Milling Council’s Jim Crane said ‘dry conditions for most of the year and particularly through winter have resulted in a reduction to the initially estimated cane crop.  ‘Final throughput is expected to be in the order of 30.5 million tonnes. Sugar content...
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Australian calls for action on Indian sugar receive global support at the WTO

On 26/27 November at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) headquarters in Geneva Switzerland, over 10 country members of the WTO’s Committee for Agriculture supported the case presented in the counter notification lodged by Australian Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham. “Australia’s analysis painted a clear case against Indian subsidised sugar and therefore the counter notification received support...
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