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Philippines gets offer to send US more sugar

Philippine sugar producers are looking into exporting an additional 10,000 to 12,000 MT of sugar, offered by Washington under the country-specific quota allocations of the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs), according to Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin in a phone interview.

“The additional quota was awarded to the Philippines, which is about 10,000 MT more,” US Agricultural Attaché to the Philippines Jeffrey Albanese told reporters Tuesday, expecting that the country will comply with the requirement despite the dry spell that has hit farms in the region.

The volume is sufficient for a single vessel, which requires a volume of around 25,000-30,000 MT to be filled up, according to Ms. Martin.

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