India: Govt measures a relief for sugar mills, sugarcane farmers – ICRA
DATE 21Feb 2018

A raft of government measures earlier this month have come as a relief for sugar mills and sugarcane farmers alike, said ICRABSE -1.51 % in a release on Tuesday. These include increase in import duty on raw and white sugar to 100%, and restriction on sugar sales by imposition of stockholding limits for February and… Read More »

Pakistan: Court orders resumption of sugarcane crushing
DATE 21Feb 2018

The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered Punjab chief secretary to ensure resumption of sugarcane crushing by all mills in the province and timely payment of sugarcane to the farmers on a price fixed by the government. Justice Sajid Mahmood Sethi was hearing petitions filed by Jamaat-e-Islami, Punjab Amir Maqsood Ahmad and others challenging closure… Read More »

Kenya: Cane growers grope in the dark on sale of millers
DATE 21Feb 2018

Sugarcane farmers are groping in the dark over what the future looks like amid raging war of words on privatisation of State owned mills. Despite being stakeholders in the sector, growers have not adequately been involved in the process. It is this uncertainty that has made leadership of farmers in western Kenya to begin grassroots… Read More »

USA: EU begins expiry review of anti-dumping measures for US ethanol
DATE 21Feb 2018

The European Union announced it is initiating an expiry review of anti-dumping measures on imports of U.S. ethanol. Current duties will remain in place during the European Commission’s investigation, which is expected to conclude within 15 months. The EU enacted anti-dumping measures against U.S. ethanol in February 2013. The current duties have been in place… Read More »

Ukraine: Belarus plans to determine sugar beet growing zones
DATE 21Feb 2018

There is a need to clearly determine the raw sugar beet growing zones, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko noted. It is reported by BELTA. The head of state suggested cultivating sugar beet in the places that can ensure high profitability, where companies will be interested in the sugar beet production. Last year, the raw sugar beet… Read More »