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Japan: Japanese sugar firm Mitsui invests $7.6m in halal production drive
DATE 16Jan 2018

Japan’s Mitsui Sugar Co is slated to start producing halal sugar soon to tap into growing regional demand and offset a potential domestic slowdown.

Kenya: Sugar importer in Sh2.5bn tax dispute says he has complied with KRA demands
DATE 15Jan 2018

A sugar importer at the centre of Sh2.5 billion tax dispute in court has complied with Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) directives on the storage of 40,000 metric tonnes of Brazilian brown sugar to be offloaded from a ship to a private warehouse but has protested some of the conditions. Darasa Investments Limited, the sugar importer,… Read More »

India: We have not been fully paid, say cane farmers
DATE 15Jan 2018

Alleging that the private sugar mills in Tamil Nadu have not fully paid the farmers the State Assured Price (SAP) for the sugarcane procured in the past four years, the Tamil Nadu Sugarcane Growers’ Association (TNSGA) has demanded urgent intervention of the government to settle the issue. The association has also blamed the private sugar… Read More »

BRAZIL: Center-south Sugarcane Crush Is Down 1.46% From Last Year
DATE 15Jan 2018

Brazil’s center-south sugarcane crush for the 2017-18 harvest was down 1.46% from April 2017 to January 1, 2018, compared to the same period a year ago, totaling 583.390 million tons, said the Union of Sugarcane Industry (Unica). Total ethanol production reached 25.223 billion liters, up 1.23% from a year before, with 10.658 billion liters in… Read More »

Fiji: Fiji Sugar Corporation Engineers Graduate
DATE 15Jan 2018

The Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) has strengthened its senior engineers work knowledge on advanced mill operations. The graduation of 10 senior mill engineers on December 21 from India’s Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI), in Pune, India came about through three years of training. The programme was fully funded by the government of India and supported by… Read More »