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Egypt plans to produce 1 million tonnes of sugar

Egypt expects to produce 1 million tonnes of white sugar during 2021 season. It is reported by Egypt Today. Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, Ali al-Moselhy, met with the heads of sugar production companies, where they reviewed the areas planted with sugar crops and th...

 
UK government approves the use for neonicotinoids for sugar beets

The UK government approved on Jan. 8 the industry's application for the emergency authorization of neonicotinoids on sugar beets for the 2021 season, according to the government's website. It is reported by S&P Global Platts. This will address the threat of the virus yellows on the 2021 sugar beet crop, with the government stating that the protection provided by neonics cannot be...

 
Egypt's Delta Sugar targets 330,000 tonnes of sugar output

Egypt’s state-owned Delta Sugar aims to produce 330,000 tonnes of sugar from 2,3 million tonnes of beet this season, the supply ministry said in a statement on Saturday. It is reported by Reuters. Delta has raised its production slightly in recent years as Egypt tries to expand output of sugar beet, which consumes less of the country’s scarce Nile water than...

 
Britain to restrict promotion of food high in sugar

Britain will ban “buy one get one free” promotions for food high in fat, sugar or salt and free refills of sugary soft drinks in restaurants from April 2022, the government said on Monday, its latest step in its plan to tackle obesity and improve public health. It is repoorted by Reuters. The government says obesity is one of Britain’s biggest long-term public health problems with almost two-thirds of adults in England overweight and one in three ch...

 
UK plans to introduce tariff-free import quota for raw cane sugar

A government decision to allow 260,000t of raw cane sugar into the UK tariff-free could spell the end of the British sugar beet sector, say farm leaders. It is reported by Farmers Weekly. The tariff-free import quota will apply annually from 1 January – after the end of the Brexit transition period. NFU Sugar board chairman Michael Sly has...

 
India allows more than 8,000 tonne raw sugar exports to US under tariff-rate quota

Indian government on Friday permitted export of 8,424 tonnes of raw sugar under its tariff-rate quota (TRQ) to the US, which enables shipments to enjoy relatively low tariff. It is reported by The Economic Times. «The quantity of raw sugar 8,424 MTRV (metric ton raw value) to be exported to the US under TRQ up to September 30, 2021, is notified», &mdash...

 
Brazil does not see U.S. retaliation after end of tariff-free ethanol quota

Brazil’s sugar and ethanol lobby group Unica said on Tuesday it does not expect the United States to retaliate after the Brazilian government did not renew a tariff-free ethanol import quota that was almost entirely used by U.S. producers. It is reported by Reuters. The tariff-free ethanol import quota, for 187.5 million litters of ethanol, expired on Monday. A Brazilian government source said last week that talks between the two cou...


Russia will increase sugar beet sown area by almost 14%

Russian farmers will increase the sugar beet sowing area by 13б6% year on year — to 1б05 million hectares in 2021, signalling higher supply for the domestic market next year. It is reported by press-service of the agriculture ministry. Russian President Volodymyr Putin criticised officials and market players over rising prices for sugar, bread, flour and sunflower...

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