[pretoria] - Sugar imports leave a bitter taste in local industry

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JOHANNESBURG – There is a need for the local sugar industry to consider diversifying its product offering if it is to remain a viable industry that is able to create jobs, says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).

“There is a need for the SA sugar industry to consider diversifying its product offerings and to look at bio based niche product markets in order to increase sustainability, grow the revenue source and contribute as a transformed, competitive and profitable job creating industry,” said the department.

The local sugar value chain has been impacted by imported sugar products.

On Friday, the South African Cane Growers Association (SACGA) met with dti Minister Rob Davies to discuss the impact of imported sugar on the sugar value chain in South Africa in general and on sugar cane growers in particular....

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