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Guatemala: Set up dispute panel in case against India on sugar subsidy: Guatemala to WTO
DATE 18Jul 2019

Central American country Guatemala has sought establishment of a dispute panel under the aegis of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a case against India’s sugar subsidies to farmers. In February, Guatemala and several other countries including Australia and Brazil dragged India into the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism alleging that New Delhi’s sugar subsidies to… Read More »

Australia: Australia ramps up its sugar trade dispute with India
DATE 18Jul 2019

Last year India, the world’s second most populated nation after China, implemented subsidies for their sugarcane farmers causing a dire sugar glut. Australia’s sugar industry is worth $2 billion a year with 4000 cane farms, 24 sugar mills, and supports 40,000 direct and indirect jobs. It’s also the world’s third largest sugar exporter after Brazil… Read More »

India: India allows 1,239 tonnes raw sugar export to US
DATE 18Jul 2019

The government Wednesday permitted export of 1,239 tonnes raw sugar under its tariff-rate quota (TRQ) to the US, which enables shipments to enjoy relatively low tariff. TRQ is a quota for a volume of exports that enter the US at relatively low tariffs. After the quota is reached, a higher tariff applies on additional imports.… Read More »

India: WTO to consider setting up panels to probe disputes against India’s sugar subsidies next week
DATE 17Jul 2019

The World Trade Organization (WTO) will take a call on July 22 to set up dispute panels to probe India’s subsidies for sugarNSE -2.91 % and sugarcane based on allegations by three countries that New Delhi is breaching its obligations. Brazil, Australia and Guatemala have requested WTO dispute consultations with India regarding domestic support measures that… Read More »

Brazil: Ethanol to be central issue in India-Brazil meeting
DATE 17Jul 2019

Brazil and India are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding on production and trade of ethanol when leaders of the two countries meet in Brasilia later this year, an industry group said. According to UDOP, a Brazilian association of sugar and ethanol producers, the suggestion to discuss a partnership on ethanol came from the… Read More »