Sugar from El Salvador to Europe

The Salvadoran sugar sector has exported the first 16,000 tonnes of a quota of 25,087 tonnes which corresponds to the country for 2014.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

From a press release by the Ministry of Economy (MINEC):

El Salvador
has exported 16 thousand tons of bulk sugar thanks to the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union

The Ministry of Economy and the Sugar Association of El Salvador too part this May 13, in the dispatch in the Port of Acajutla, of the first ship carrying 16,000 metric tons of raw sugar as part of the El Salvador's quota for 2014 with the European Union. This delivery is part of the Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union (ADA), which came into force on 1 October for Costa Rica and El Salvador.

The event was attended by the Minister of Economy, Armando Flores; Executive Director of the Sugar Association of El Salvador, Julio César Arroyo; and Mr. Roberto Mendoza, manager of the Port of Acajutla.

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