Coalition For Sugar Reform: US-Mexico Sugar Announcement A Bad Deal

Source: https://www.perishablenews.com The Coalition for Sugar Reform released a statement following the joint U.S.-Mexico announcement regarding negotiations on Mexican sugar imports: “Today’s announcement is a bad deal for hardworking Americans, and exemplifies the worst form of crony capitalism. The agreement in principle does not address the fact that the price of sugar in this country is already…

Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka consumer protection agency warns errant traders raising price of sugar

Source: http://www.colombopage.com Sri Lanka’s consumer protection agency, Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) warned the errant traders that the agency has strengthened the detection and will take stern action against the errant traders who raise price of sugar. Releasing a statement the CAA said as white sugar falls under the category of essential goods, permission must be…

Clark: Our Country Is Blessed By Sugar

Source: https://fijisun.com.fj Fiji Sugar is still preferred around the world, said c (FSC) chief executive officer Graham Clark. During the FSC talanoa session with farmers at Ellington Primary School, Rakiraki he said: “Everywhere Fiji Sugar is still preferred around the world, said c (FSC) chief executive officer Graham Clark. During the FSC talanoa session with farmers at…

Op-Ed: Despite deepening crisis, tribal majority will vote against own interests in Kenyan election

Source: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za Things are not so great in Kenya right now. In fact, life is much harder than before, more expensive, and frankly quite uncomfortable. The country is not just slipping into economic crisis, it is free-falling into full-blown recession. In the last few years alone, food prices in Kenya have sky rocketed. The price…

Sugar output breaches target, but low prices a concern

Source: https://www.manilatimes.net THE sugarcane sector performed better than expected this crop year as production exceeded the target despite the lingering effects of El Niño, the Sugar Regulatory Administration said. As of May 28, sugar production totaled 2.33 million metric tons (MT), from 2.21 million MT a year earlier, the industry regulator said in a report….

No retail price increase of sugar

Source: http://www.dailynews.lk Sugar importers have informed the Consumer Services Authority (CAA) that the retail price of Sugar has not been increased although the tax on sugar imports has been in creased by Rs 10 per kilogramme. An Information Department press release states that due to this reason, it was illegal to increase the retail price…

Sugar prices drop amid rising beverage cost

Sugar prices drop amid rising beverage cost By Chino S. Leyco While consumer groups and micro-enterprises warn that the proposed excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would raise the price of some sugary products, government data showed that …

No Sale Of Sugar At Higher Than The Maximum Retail Price

Source: http://asianmirror.lk The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has warned that strict action will be taken against those selling imported white sugar at higher prices than ceiling imposed by the government. The Special Commodity Levy on imported white sugar was increased by Rs. 10 on Monday (5) but authorities said the retail price of sugar would…

Council Hopeful National Budget Will Further Promote Interests of Consumers

by jet newspaper With the 2017-2018 National Budget announcement date nearing, the Council is hoping that the government will again consider the concerns of Fijian consumers in its budget priorities. We have seen from the past budget announcement that the Government always delivered a balanced budget where consumer needs were considered among st other priorities….

No retail price increase on Sugar

Source: http://www.adaderana.lk/ As sugar importers have informed government that retail price of sugar has not been increased, any retail price increase will be illegal, the Finance Ministry said today. However, special commodity levy on imported sugar was increased by Rs.10 per kilogram from midnight June 6.