EU to permit out of quota sugar imports

The EU is to permit sugar imports over and above the national quotas set for EU states.  Raw and white sugar is to be authorised for import under reduced duty.  A tender is likely to be announced shortly specifying the quantity of sugar to be imported. Although it is expected that the EU may authorise the import of approximately 500,000 tonnes of out of quota sugar.

The usual 500 Euro per tonne duty on this out of quota sugar will not apply. The decision is not yet EU policy but is expected to be announced shortly.

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