‘No US hike of PH
sugar quota share’
BY CARLA GOMEZ
There will be no increase in the Philippines annual share of the US sugar quota because the United States and Mexico have a huge supply this crop year, Harry Kopp, Washington representative of the Philippine Sugar Alliance, said yesterday.
Kopp, who met with sugar leaders in Bacolod City at a dinner hosted by National Federation of Sugarcane Planters president Enrique Rojas at his residence, updated them on the sugar situation in the United States.
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk had earlier announced that the Philippines shares of the US sugar quota for Fiscal Year 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013) will be 144,901 metric tons raw value (MTRV).