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South Africa: South African Sugar Industry Crushed by Not So Sweet Tax
March 13, 2019
A tax on sugary beverages that went into effect in April 2018 is straining the South African sugar industry. Adding to the pressure, in February 2019, the Minister of Finance announced a 5 percent....
Japan: Japan Trade Agreements Affect US Sweetener Confections
February 21, 2019
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement entered into force on December 30, 2018, and a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union....
Australia: Biofuels Annual
November 19, 2018
Australia’s biofuels industry situation has not experienced any drastic changes and essentially remains the same as last year.
China: China Implements Supplemental Imports Tariffs on U.S. Products Exported to China
September 25, 2018
On September 18, 2018, China’s State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that it would start enforcing additional import tariffs on U.S. products exported to China....
Mexico: Mexico Announces Maximum Sugar Export Quota to the United States
September 4, 2018
The Secretariat of Economy (SE) on August 15, 2018, announced in the Diario Oficial (Federal Register) a maximum sugar quota of 750,876.85 metric tons on a raw value basis for export....
Morocco: New TRQs Established for Wheat-Sugar-Milk Powders
April 12, 2018
Morocco has established new tariff-rate quotas for biscuit wheat, refined sugar, skim milk powder and whole milk powder in order to support industrial manufacturers in the biscuit, chocolate....
Pakistan: Sugar Update 2018
January 29, 2018
In response to large carry-over stocks at the onset of the current harvest, the Government of Pakistan has increased the volume of sugar eligible for an export subsidy from 500,000 metric tons....
Australia: Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement
January 2, 2018
Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) negotiations have now been concluded and the detailed text will be released once the agreement has been signed.
South Africa: South Africa to Implement Tax on Sweetened Beverages in 2018
December 27, 2017
On December 15, 2017, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) announced that it will start to collect sugar tax from all sweetened beverages, excluding 100% fruit juices....
Mexico: Mexico Announces Additional Sugar Export Quota to the United States
August 23, 2017
The Secretariat of Economy (SE) published in the Diario Oficial (Federal Register), on August 15, 2017, an announcement containing an extraordinary non-refined sugar quota....
Algeria: Trade Suspended for Several High-value Processed Products
July 27, 2017
Effective July 4, sources indicate Algeria's import licensing regime extended to include several high-value/processed food products, including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios....
Philippines: Sugar Regulatory Administration Import Clearance Program for High Fructose Corn Syrup
March 15, 2017
On February 20, 2017, the Philippine Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) issued Sugar Order No. 3 (SO No. 3), Series of 2016-17....
Egypt: Nile Nuggets
December 6, 2016
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
Venezuela: Temporary Zero Tariffs for Agricultural Products and Live Animals
November 11, 2016
On October 27, 2016, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (GBRV) temporarily (one year) eliminated import tariffs and value added taxes for scarce agricultural products...
Mexico: Mexico Announces Increased Sugar Export Quota to the United States
October 26, 2016
The Secretariat of Economy (SE) published in the Diario Oficial (Federal Register), on October 21, 2016, an announcement containing the maximum quota allotment of sugar to be exported...
Vietnam: MOIT Refines Sugar TRQ Implementation
August 20, 2015
On August 3, 2015, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) issued Circular 25/2015/TT-BCT on providing the principles of management of the import tariff quota on sugar in 2015.
U.S. and Mexico: Broad and Deep Agricultural Trade Relationship
March 13, 2014
The U.S-Mexico ag trade relationship is broad and deep, with opportunities to further integrate our rural economies while supplying desired products to consumers in both countries year-round.
Costa Rica: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards
December 3, 2013
A summary of regulations and standards governing the import of food and agricultural products to Costa Rica
Dominican Republic: Sugar Annual
April 22, 2013
The Dominican Republic is not expected to fill the U.S. annual sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for FY 2013 due to the current supply situation in the U.S. market.
European Union: Sugar Annual
April 17, 2013
The EU is plagued by a highly regulated system that has hindered its ability to react to the supply shortfalls seen over the last few years.
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