Nicaragua Seeks to Export More Sugar to Asia

Producers are negotiating the conditions of the free trade agreement with Taiwan in order to double the volume of sugar exported to the island to re-export to other Asian markets.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Chamber of Industries of Nicaragua reported that representatives are exploring options with the Taiwanese government in order to increase sugar exports from 30,000 to 60,000 tonnes.

Mario Amador, vice president of the Chamber told that "... 'Instead of exporting 30,000 tons, we want to increase the amount to 50 thousand or 60 thousand tons. We want to use Taiwan as a bridge to bring this product to all the countries in Asia.'"

"...He said prices of a quintal of sugar have increased, as it is currently trading at U.S. $18.50 per hundredweight of raw sugar; however, in Taiwan and Mainland China between $19 and $20 could be paid."

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