35% of Salvadoran Sugar Shipped to Canada

Canada is the main buyer of Salvadoran sugar, followed by U.S.A

Thursday, September 16, 2010

According to information from the Central Bank, revenue for sugar exports to Canada have gone from $33 million last year to $57 million in 2010.

"Sugar is one of the most exported products to Canada. El Salvador is negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with this country, which will increase the tariff-free sugar quota for Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua", reports Laprensagrafica.com.

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El Salvador: Sugar Exports to China

February 2015

Preparations are being made for the first export in the next few weeks of 50,000 tons of sugar, after the Asian country gave El Salvador approval for an import quota in December.

This shipment to China represents more than 10% of the production of exportable sugar in the country, as currently 60% of domestic production is exported and 40% is for local consumption, which has not changed its demand in recent years .

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.

Chinese Market Opens for Sugar from El Salvador

December 2014

After the withdrawal of the reservation lodged by El Salvador against China with the World Trade Organization, China has lowered tariffs and opened an import quota for sugar from the Central American country.

China currently consumes about 12 million tons of sugar, representing 15% of total sugar that moves around the world.

Sugar Exports to Europe Will be 50% of Potential

April 2013

The Honduras sugar guild expects that the delay in the approval of the Association Agreement with the European Union will affect exports.

Carlos Melara, president of the Association of Sugar Producers of Honduras said that sugar exports will only start in June.

"Although there were projections for exports of 19,464 metric tons, only half of that will be will possible because they only have six months in which to negotiate," noted an article in Latribuna.hn.

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