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Sugar Policy Insights | April 2020

Surreal, Unprecedented. A time like no other!

How are sugar manufacturers responding to the unprecedented challenge of COVD-19 and what does the global disruption mean for Australia’s ongoing WTO dispute against the Indian government’s sugar subsidies?

Sugar Policy Insights April 2020

In the April edition of Sugar Policy Insights CEO, David Pietsch outlines the industry’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic and how ASMC’s efforts are focused on sector recovery in the short and medium-term.

Sugar Policy Insights also features an update prepared by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on Australia’s WTO dispute and the case against the Indian government’s sugar subsidies.

In Focus looks at the United States of America’s sugar program. Access for Australian raw sugar is severely restricted and a policy priority is to increase preferential access. Our base WTO tariff rate quota is a low 87,000 tonnes – less than 1% US supply.

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