Philippines: Sugar groups welcome allocations of sugar quota for USA

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Two major sugar groups have welcomed the government’s allocation of 93 per cent of sugar for domestic use and 7 per cent for exporting to the USA. Roberto Cuenca, president of Asociacion de Agricultores de La Carlota y Pontevedra Inc. (AALCPI), said, “Group will follow the decision.” The group comprises over 10,000 members.

Earlier the AALCPI had urged the SRA to maintain status quo on the sugar classification for this season. It had recommended to allocate 95 per cent sugar to type B (Domestic use) and 5 per cent to type A. (US sugar market).

The Philippines government plans to increase sugar export to the USA due to the projection of an increase in domestic sugar production.

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