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BOC taps industry experts to help curb sugar smuggling

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has tapped industry experts to intensify its efforts to curb sugar smuggling in the country, particularly representatives from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and Sugar Anti-Smuggling Office of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SASO).

Sugar mills divided over government's order of mandatory export

PUNE: Even as the central government made it mandatory for producers to export sugar in order to get rid of excess sweetener in the country, many mills are unwilling to ship the commodity by absorbing losses.

Local sugar facing an uncertain future - Divestment not as sweet as was projected

Ambassador Derrick Heaven, the former executive chairman of the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), says the 2010 divestment of the local sugar factories has not produced the desired result as the new players in the sector are now struggling to keep pace with what is unfolding on the wider global stage.

Everyone must be involved in a national campaign to save the sugar industry

Sugar is a subject I know very little of. Over the years I have employed cane-cutters out of season, and found them to be hardworking people at whatever task they are given. Recently on Friday the 25th September, 2015, I was invited to a seminar on the sugar industry. As there has been a lot of publicity about the debt and possible bankruptcy of this industry, one that has played its part on maintaining both British Guiana and Guyana for centuries, I made it my duty to learn more about the industry.

Queensland sugar cane industry nearing completion of harvest

Queensland's sugar harvest is nearing completion after favourable conditions during the crushing season resulted in some regions experiencing one of the quickest harvests in years.

Future of Canadian Sugar Industry Dependent on Outcome of TPP Negotiations

ATLANTA, Georgia(Marketwired Sept. 30, 2015) Canadian sugar industry representatives are in Atlanta this week as countries seeking a 21st century Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement try to wrap up negotiations. Decisions made here are critical to Canadas refined sugar and sugar-containing products industry. A vibrant food processing industry depends on a reliable supply of refined sugar across the country. The sugar industry is seeking an outcome that will grow Canadian investment through exports in the TPP region. Food processing is Canadas second largest manufacturing industry accounting for about 235,000 jobs or 15% of manufacturing employment in Canada.

Nema stops Dominion sugar project in Yala

The National Environment Management Authority has stopped the multibillion-shilling Dominion farm from growing and milling sugarcane around Yala Swamp.

Tate & Lyle to pay 25.9 m damages over ASR sugar deal

UK-based speciality ingredients producer Tate & Lyle PLC has confirmed that a UK court has awarded American Sugar Refining (ASR) damages of 18m (24.9m) after the firm brought legal action.

Quinton Hildebrand exits sugar stage with industry still bitterly divided on marketing

Quinton Hildebrand exits sugar stage with industry still bitterly divided on marketing

Queensland sugar cane industry nearing completion of harvest

Queensland's sugar harvest is nearing completion after favourable conditions during the crushing season resulted in some regions experiencing one of the quickest harvests in years.

Growers Defend Annual Burning of Sugarcane Fields as Environmentalists Prepare to Sue

Anticipating litigation from environmental groups, sugar growers held a preemptive news conference Wednesday to defend the annual pre-harvest burning of sugarcane fields around the Everglades.

200 workers sent home, JPS disconnects service to Long Pond Sugar Estate

Almost 200 workers have been sent home by the management of Everglades Farm in Trelawny after the Jamaica Public Service pulled the plug on the Long Pond Sugar Factorys connection to the national grid.

Lawmakers push for 'meaningful' sugar market access in TPP: letter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Forty-five U.S. lawmakers are pressing trade representative Michael Froman to boost U.S. sugar imports as talks over a Pacific trade agreement resume this week, ratcheting up pressure on a sticking point in prior rounds.

Kenya: Mumias Sugar Books Sh4.6 Billion Annual Loss

Mumias Sugar has almost doubled its loss to Sh 4.6 billion in the 12 months to June 2015 blaming closure of factory and poor sugarcane delivered for the poor result.

Sugar Industry prepares farmers for 2017

Sugar cane farmers need to start preparing themselves for the imminent uphill climb the industry will face when the European Union quota on Sugar comes to a halt in October 2017 says Sugar Research Institute of Fiji Chair Professor Rajesh Chandra.

Shree Renuka's Brazilian cos may file for Chapter 11

The pain for the sugar industry is not restricted to India alone. One of the country's largest sugar companies, Shree Renuka Sugar 's Brazilian subsidiares may file for Chapter 11 today.

Sugar output to fall 5% due to poor rains: Industry body

India's sugar stocks, however, are likely to rise to 9.6 million tonnes at the start of the season on October 1, from 7.5 million last year, said Abinash Verma, director general of the Indian Sugar Mills Association

Mauritius: Agro Minister Calls for Collaboration of Sugar Sector Stakeholders to Meet Challenges

The sugar sector is at a crossroad and it is our responsibility, Government, millers, planters, workers, the Sugar Syndicate and other stakeholders, to put all our forces and resources together to meet the challenges and put the industry on the path of progress and prosperity.

Government rules out sugar tax Sustain calls decision absurd

The UK Government says it has no plans to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

Biggest Indian Sugar Refiner Files for Debt Protection in Brazil

Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd., the biggest Indian refiner, filed for bankruptcy protection in Brazil as a slump in sugar prices and a weakening real widened losses. The shares fell the most in three weeks in Mumbai trading.

Brazils Sugar Cane: An Emerging Debacle

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German sugar harvest set to start soon

Germany's sugar beet harvesting is expected to start in the coming days and a smaller crop is expected after last year's record output, the head of the country's sugar industry association WVZ said on Friday. "German beet output is expected to be down this season with a reduced planted area but it must be remembered that last year was a record crop so a reduction would be expected," said WVZ Chief Executive Guenter Tissen.

STAI gold medal for sugar unit

The KCP Sugar and Industries Corporation Limited (KSICL) has bagged gold medal from Sugar Technologists Association of India (STAI) for its research in innovation in energy efficiency and conservation in sugar industry.

Sweet years pays off for Mackay Sugar's new top boss

MACKAY Sugar has announced outgoing chief executive officer Quinton Hildebrand will be replaced by Jason Lowry.

EU sugar prices 'to see some recovery', says ABF

Associated British Foods called time on the long-running slide in European Union sugar prices which has sent profits for the bloc's producers, and highlighted a recovery in values in China too.

Two foreigners, three Ghanaians arrested over Tema port sugar scandal

Police in Accra have arrested some two foreigners and three Ghanaians for engaging in fraudulent activities leading to the state losing thousands of Ghana cedis.

Another societal mass delusion, this time about sugar

Yes, yes, we know, were all becoming gross lardybums because Big Food insists on feeding us masses of sugar. And there should be regulation, banning, taxation, anything, to save us from exploding as we gain ever more weight and fat as we gorge. We know this must be true because the nations favourite cheeky chappie, Jamie Oliver, is telling us so:

The Sugar Conspiracy

The Sugar Conspiracy

Khan for $217m sugar loan talks Felix Chaudhary

FIJI Sugar Corporation executive chairman Abdul Khan left the country for India this week to hold discussions with the EXIM Bank of India on funding for the $217million Rarawai mill cogeneration plant.

Sugar slump sends AB Foods profits into decline - as it reports slowdown at clothing giant Primark

Declining sugar prices and a slowdown in sales at Primark mean profits at Associated British Foods will be hit, the food and retail giant has warned.

Sugar Alliance defend SRA chief against critics

THE Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SAP) defended Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) chief Ma. Regina Martin amid the issues raised by some producers regarding the SRA policies, particularly its D sugar to B sugar reclassification/conversion program.

Kenya: Khalwale Compromised On Mumias After 'Secret' Meeting With Kidero - Kakamega Leaders

Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale has been accused of "secretly" meeting Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and accepting an out-of-court deal over the Mumias Sugar Company case.

Sweet Start: Sugar cane planting starts with good weather

Sugar cane farmers report fair weather has made for a good start to the planting season that began in early August for most growers.

Big sugar fighting to protect a sweet deal with US lawmakers

A sweet deal for American sugar farmers is compounding delays in a proposed trade agreement affecting 40 percent of the worlds economy.

Stop sugar wars - MP

NOMINATED MP Johnson Sakaja has urged Cord and Jubilee leaders to stop political bickering and look for a lasting solution to the ailing sugar industry.

You erred, ODM leader Raila Odinga tells Jubilee on sugar imports

Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga has accused the Jubilee administration of planning to cripple local sugarcane factories through the sugar deal allegedly signed with Uganda.

Dear Western Kenya, It Is Time to Quit Sugar for Other Ventures

Uganda cannot be stopped from selling its sugar to Kenya because the EAC is legally a single market courtesy of the Common Market Protocol of November 2009. Local cane farmers may have to look for alternatives to safeguard their livelihoods, writes DAVID NDII

Kenya: Uganda Does Not Have Extra Sugar - Kituyi

The United Nations trade chief yesterday refuted claims that Uganda has surplus sugar.

Uganda: 'Kenya Has No Right to Block Ugandan Sugar'

Kampala East African Community (EAC) secretary general Richard Sezibera has said Kenya has no right to stop Ugandan sugar from being sold within its territory as long as both countries are members of the regional bloc.

Sugar output in next crop year seen declining by 2%

SUGAR production for the next crop year could decline by 2 percent to 2.27 million metric tons (MMT) from 2.31 MMT recorded in the 2014-2015 crop year, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said on Thursday.

Sugar godown sealed

Officials of the Food Safety and Drug Administration Department sealed a godown that has stocked 290 bags of sugar, each weighing 50 kg.

Sugar deal an excuse for Kenya's political drama

The level of political discourse, like the Kenya shilling, has plunged to a really new low in recent weeks.

US Big Sugar fighting to protect a sweet deal from TPP

A sweet deal for American sugar farmers is compounding delays in a proposed trade agreement affecting 40% of the worlds economy.

Sugar planters want Lina out

The biggest group of sugar planters and millers nationwide has called for the resignation of Bureau of Customs (BOC) chief Alberto Lina for allegedly allowing sugar smuggling to flourish.

Sugar industry still plays major role

SUGARCANE remains an integral crop to Fijians and contrary to doomsayers, the sugar industry still plays a major role in the country's economy.

Jamaicas sugar job losses signal an industry at a crossroads

Jamaicas sugar industry is attempting to weather a perfect storm of high production costs, a two-year drought resulting in falling yields for some of its most productive cane fields and low price forecasts on a highly competitive global market.

Kenya: Privatisation of Sugar Firms Not the Answer - Barons Will Gobble Them Up

The government still believes that privatisation is the panacea of the problems facing the sugar industry.