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Sugar Board's Draft Regulation Changes Current Sugar Law

07 January 2014
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

TURKEY - In line with the decreased quotas, post expects 15 million MT of sugar beet production from a planted area of 280,000 hectares in MY2013/14.

Sugar production is not expected to exceed 2.2 million metric tons and starch based sugar production is expected to be 244.400 metric tons similar to the figures of MY2012/13.

The major development in the sugar sector this year has been the draft regulation prepared by the Sugar Board which would change the current Sugar Law.

Even though it has not been approved yet, it has stirred a lot of disputes between the sugar beet producers and the starch based sugar (SBS) producers.

Further Reading

You can view the USDA GAIN: Revised 2013 Sugar Semi-annual Report by clicking here.

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