Philippine growers aim for ethanol to save sugar industry, in free trade era

| February 20, 2012

In the Philippines, the Confederation of Sugar Producers is finally getting on board with the idea that ethanol production could help the industry survive post-2015 when markets open up under the ASEAN free trade area. Import taxes on sugar are currently 28% but will fall every year until reaching 5% in 2015.

As subsidies won’t be provided for sugar producers, they’re looking at supplying cane for ethanol production that would help diversify their income streams and markets.


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