Central America Allocates Sugar Quotas

On Friday 30 July the region will share out the 150,000 ton tariff-free sugar quota granted by the EU.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The meeting will take place in Managua, Nicaragua.

Carlos Melara, general manager of the Honduran Association of Sugar Producers (Apah), indicated that Honduras expects a quota of 25,000 tons.

"We expect a fair allocation that reflects the history and growth of the country, as well as Honduras' significant contribution to the EU negotiations", Melara told Elheraldo.hn.

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Central America Allocates Sugar Quotas

August 2010

The region has defined the allocation of 150,000 tons of tariff-free sugar quotas granted by the EU.

The largest allocation went to Guatemala with 65,000 metric tons, followed by El Salvador with 24,391 tons, Nicaragua with 21,681 tons, Honduras and Costa Rica with 19,464 tons each.

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