Archive for the ‘Industry News’ Category

SRA keeps sugar production target

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is keeping its sugar production forecast for crop year 2012-2013 at 2.356 million metric tons (MT).

SRA administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin said the sugar industry remains resilient despite the onslaught of Typhoon Pablo and tropical storm Quinta that hit Mindanao and Visayas sugar-producing areas.

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Gearing up Initiatives for AFTA 2015 & Beyond, SUGARCANE INDUSTRY ROADMAP (2011-2016)

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Details on the Sugarcane Industry Roadmap for 2011 – 2016

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SRA: Pablo’s damage could cause sugar drop. Master plan exists, Zubiri told

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The Sugar Regulatory Administration is conducting a thorough assessment of the damage of typhoon “Pablo” on sugarcane crops, which may cause a drop in this year’s production. Also, the sugar master plan is in place and is already being enforced to prepare the sugar industry for 2015, when the tariff on imported sugar entering the country drops to five percent.

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The Philippines, Thailand, And Indonesia Form The A.S.E.A.N. Sugar Alliance

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

In preparation for the coming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community in 2015, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia have formed the ASEAN Sugar Alliance (ASA).

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UPLB graduates slate sugar forum in Bacolod

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

A sugar forum with the theme “Meeting the Challenge of 2015” to address issues related to the impending tariff reduction on imported sugar will be held on September 14, 2012 at the Planta Centro Hotel

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Sugar revival bill approved

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The House of Representatives’ committee on agriculture has approved a measure seeking to revitalize the country’s sugar cane industry via a development fund.

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SRA lowers sugar export allocations

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

The Philippines has its lowered sugar export allocation despite a 5-percent projected increase in its production for crop year 2012-2013

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Postpone lifting of sugar tariff, Zubiri asks

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Former Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri Saturday said he is calling for an extension on the lifting of tariffs on imported sugar from 2015 to 2018 to allow the Philippine sugar industry to be ready to survive

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Bill to boost value of sugarcane through agro-industrial zones

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez is filing an expanded bill that aims to raise the value of sugarcane through the creation of integrated agro-industrial economic zones that will not only produce sugar, but fuel, power and other by-products, to enable the industry to survive trade liberalization beyond 2015

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“Poor man’s sugar” finds sweet success abroad

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

How niche-marketing can add to a company’s bottom line.

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