Action sought vs.
drop in RP sugar production
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The Sugar Board will take up the call of the National Federation of Sugarcane Producers to stop the allocation of 4.5 percent of the Philippines’ sugar classified as “Dx” for export to the world market today, Sugar Regulatory Administrator Rafael Coscolluela said yesterday.
Effective on the week ending Dec. 7, 2008, Sugar Order No. 1-B split the original 7 percent “D (world market)” allocation into 4.5 percent “Dx” for export and 2.5 percent for food exporters, Coscolluela said.
Enrique Rojas, president of the National Federation of Sugarcane Planters, in a letter to Coscolluela yesterday, said that, based on SRA’s production figures, there has been a steady decline in the country’s raw sugar production for three consecutive weeks starting Dec. 7.