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India: Govt urged to re-open Chagallu sugar factory
DATE 24Sep 2018

AP Sugarcane Farmers’ Association vice-president Undavalli Krishna Rao demanded that the state government take steps to reopen the Chagallu sugar factory.

Australia: Birmingham threat to report Indian sugar subsidies to WTO
DATE 24Sep 2018

Australia has warned India that unless it cuts hefty subsidies paid to its cane farmers that have led to a massive sugar glut and record low prices on world markets, it risks being reported to the World Trade Organisation. The Australian understands Trade Minister Simon Birmingham raised the sensitive sugar issue with India’s high commissioner… Read More »

Australia: Australia cautions India over sugar glut
DATE 24Sep 2018

Australia has threatened to take international trade action against India unless it cuts heavy subsidies paid to its cane farmers, which have led to a major sugar glut and low prices in world markets. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has raised the issue with India’s High Commissioner to Australia and the country’s commerce and industry minister,… Read More »

Nepal: Sugar price shoots up after import quota
DATE 24Sep 2018

The price of sugar rose sharply in the local market after the government imposed import quotas on the daily essential despite assurances by domestic mills that prices would not go up. The sweetener became dearer by Rs15-20 per kg immediately after the quantitative restriction was announced. Manufacturers jacked up prices in the run-up to the… Read More »

Saint Lucia: Sugarcane jobs available for Saint Lucians in Martinique
DATE 24Sep 2018

Saint Lucians legally residing in Martinique and wishing to work in sugarcane cultivation are asked to contact the Consulatewith their name, telephone number and date of birth.