Sugar cane quota extension could see end of UK sugar

NFU Sugar
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
NFU Sugar has criticised the government’s decision to extend its 260,000 tonne tariff-free quota for raw cane sugar imports for another three years, which will continue to allow imports of sugar produced in ways that would be illegal in the UK. Michael Sly, chair of NFU Sugar, warns that this extension, coupled with the complete liberalisation of sugar in the UK-Australia trade deal, could lead to the permanent decline of the UK sugar beet industry.
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