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Industry Stunned as India Approves Mega Package to Support Sugar Exports

Efficient raw sugar loading systems at Queensland ports
The Indian government today (29 August 2019) approved a contentious A$1.3 billion export subsidy of A$216/tonne to help its sugar industry export more than 6 million tonnes over the next year. “We are stunned by this development, just days after the WTO formally established Dispute Panels to investigate the legality of India’s sugar subsidies,” said David Pietsch, CEO of the Australian Sugar Mi...
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Challenging outlook faces raw sugar manufacturers

Sugar port facilities export raw sugar around the globe
17 April 2019: 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 ...
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Action on Indian sugar receives support at WTO

Efficient raw sugar loading systems at Queensland ports
On 26/27 November 2018 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 su...
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