EU to Buy Up to 60 Tons of Sugar

Europe would admit up to 60,000 tons of Central American sugar, 5% of the deficit in its annual consumption.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In the last round of negotiations of the Association Agreement between Central America and Europe, it was agreed to open the market at 35,000 tons, but the Europeans have given in more in recent mini-rounds, according to an article in La Prensa Grafica of El Salvador: "According to negotiation sources, they have given in a little bit more during the mini-rounds. In the last round, the proposal went up 60,000 tons.

The article also established that the 5 Central American countries participating in the process will share the quota equally.

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El Salvador: Losses From Sugar Exports

July 2013

The sector, which was ready to export 10,000 tonnes of sugar to the European Union, must wait two more months to do so.

Non-acceptance by dairy farmers in El Salvador and Costa Rica of the geographical indicators for Italian cheeses has caused a delay of at least 60 days of the entry into force of the Association Agreement with the EU.

EU Increases Offer for Sugar

June 2009

The new offer increases the quota for sugar from Central America that can enter the European Union without tariffs to 100,000 tons.

According to La Prensa Gráfica, the president of the Sugar Association of El Salvador, Armando Arias, indicated that "the Minister of the Economy said publicly that he knew–off the record-that the EU might offer up to 100,000 tons to Central America.”

Nicaragua Sugar for Europe

June 2013

The Nicaraguan sugar industry expects that the entry into force of the Association Agreement will allow it export to the EU about 25 thousand tons of raw sugar, from the 60,000 quota for the entire region.

For the moment the quota allocated to country is 21,600 tons per year, with the possibility of growing 550 tons per year, but the sugar industry expects that with the advantage of being one of the first countries to ratify the agreement it will be allowed to increase its quota for the first year of the Association Agreement (AA).

Sugar: Costa Rica Is The Dog In the Manger

August 2013

The country won't cede its sugar quota to Nicaragua and Honduras, and it opposes to Guatemala, El Salvador and Panama conceding theirs.

For Costa Rica, Guatemala and El Salvador the Association Agreement with the European Union has not yet entered into force, so they are prevented from offering their sugar in an auction where 35 buyers bid to bring it to market in the old continent.

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