Importing sugar will affect domestic sugar industry: South African cane growers

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South Africa: The local sugarcane growers have objected the import of sugar citing that it will affect the domestic market.

According to cane growers, importing sugar in excess will affect the domestic sale of sugar. The sector is already reeling under pressure following changing norms for selling sugar to the beverage sector.
The Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies met the South African Cane Growers Association (SACGA) and discussed the issue.

During the meeting, the members urged to find out an immediate solution for the survival of the sugarcane growers. They also demanded to design policy for long term betterment of the sector.

Both agreed over the impact of import on producers including high unemployment and other problems. In the meeting, it was decided to find a solution to the issues the sugar industry is facing.

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