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Sugar Policy Insights

ASMC’s Sugar Policy Insights (SPI) publication takes an in-depth look at policy issues of importance to the Australian sugar industry.

The April 2020 edition looks at the ways sugar manufacturers are responding to the unprecedented challenge of COVD-19. Information provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides detalis of Australia’s ongoing WTO dispute against the Indian government’s sugar subsidies.

SPI also looks at the US sugar program in focus.

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The December 2019 edition looks at the growing demand for affordable and reliable electricity and discusses how the sugar industry’s potential contribution risks being Sugar Policy Insights Dec 2019overlooked. 

ASMC CEO, David Pietsch looks back on a challenging year while noting the future looks brighter for 2020 and beyond.

Finally, this fourth edition puts India’s sugar subsidies in the spotlight and uses a flowchart to explain the WTO dispute settlement process  for this ‘must win’ case. 

The July 2019 edition explained the findings of an industry survey on public sentiment and changing concerns about sugar.

Secondly, July’s Sugar Policy Insights also explained the need for innovation and investment in an ambitious industry research agenda.

In conclusion, South Korea, Australia’s biggest raw sugar export destination, was put in the spotlight.

The February 2019 edition asked ‘Where next for Australian raw sugar?’ and took an indepth look at the need for an industry-wide Revitalisation Strategy.

SPI also looked at the Indonesian sugar market ‘in focus.’  In addition, CEO, David Pietsch outlined ASMC’s federal election priorities.

The first edition (Nov 2018) of Sugar Policy Insights discussed the case against subsidised sugar and India. The article highlighted information from an ASMC commissioned, in-depth analysis on global sugar prices (8 November 2018). 

The four-page publication also discussed why the Federal Code of Conduct has failed the sugar industry (see: ASMC submission and supplementary comments on the federal Government Review process).

In conclusion, SPI looked at the Japanese sugar market ‘in focus’.

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