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Challenging outlook faces raw sugar manufacturers

The prolonged period of low world sugar prices, driven by subsidised production in overseas countries is taking a heavy toll on Australia’s raw sugar manufacturers. CEO of the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC), David Pietsch said, “Efficient producers in trading nations like Australia are making a loss on every tonne of raw sugar sold and that is putting Queensland jobs at risk.” An in...
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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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Industry applauds Government action at WTO on Indian sugar

The Australian sugar industry strongly supports this week’s definitive action by the Australian Government to lodge a counter notification at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to rein in the trade distortive subsidies being paid by the Indian Government to its sugar industry. “The market is currently awash with subsidised sugar and the subsequent low prices are causing hardship to the Australi...
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