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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 July 2020 edition explores the sugar industry’s bioenergy potential and makes the case for a comprehensive review of water irrigation charges in Queensland.

This sixth edition of SPI also looks at the EU-27 sugar sector in focus and ASMC CEO, David Pietsch explains how, in a post-COVID-19 world, there is an urgent need to both reduce the regulatory burden on the sugar industry and revitalise existing commercial arrangements.

The April 2020 fifth 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. April’s SPI also looks at the US sugar program in focus.

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The December 2019 edition looked 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. 




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


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



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) see Green Pool Analysis on global sugar prices

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