The Ethiopian Sugar Corporation (ESC) and the Ethiopian Industrial Input Development Enterprise (EIIDE) have separately issued international competitive tenders to purchase 200,000 metric tons (MT) of white cane sugar and 10,000 MT of lint cotton, respectively.
The South African sugar industry has always publicly lamented the negative impact of the Health Promotion Levy (HPL) that was introduced in 2018 to the already distressed sector.
On May 20, 2021 the Department of Food and Public Distribution, under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India, slashed its sugar export subsidy by $27.32 per metric ton under the Maximum Admissible Export Quota (MAEQ). This assistance...
The Government of Ethiopia (GOE) through the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) has issued three separate international tenders to purchase 400,000 metric tons (MT) of milling wheat, 320,000 MT of white sugar, and 170,300 MT of parboiled rice.
On November 18, 2020, the Egyptian Cabinet approved a draft bill that exempts importers of key commodities from paying value-added tax (VAT) on shipping costs.
For the third year in a row since the European ban on use of neonicotinoids from 2018, Belgium will grant a derogation for sugar beet.
On September 18, 2020, India notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) a draft regulation related to new labeling requirements for packaged foods containing sweeteners.
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Egypt: Egypt Temporarily Bans Sugar Imports

On June 3, 2020, Egypt's Ministry of Trade and Industry issued a decree to temporarily ban sugar imports, including refined and raw sugar.
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
On February 1, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Government of India’s (GOI) annual budget for Indian Fiscal Year (IFY) 2020/21.
The Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka introduces a new regulation under the section 32 of the Food Act, No. 26 of 1980, in consultation with the Food Advisory Committee.
FSSAI published a directive to implement its draft regulation relating to the deletion of the parameter ‘total soluble solid’ and its values for thermally processed fruit beverages, fruit drinks...