China will place extra tariffs on more sugar imports from August

China will place extra tariffs on more sugar imports from August

By Dominique Patton and Hallie BEIJING (Reuters) - China will impose extra tariffs on off-quota sugar imports, which will apply to products of any origin ...

By Dominique Patton and Hallie GuBEIJING (Reuters) - China will impose extra tariffs on off-quota sugar imports, which will apply to products of any origin from August 1, the Commerce Ministry said on Monday, just a year after introduction of tough charges on major producers including Brazil and Thailand.In May last year, the Chinese government hit major exporters with sugar shipment fees following years of orders from domestic mills.But the measure had not yet reached 190 smaller producing countries and regions, mainly in Southeast Asia and South America, such as the Philippines and El Salvador.That list of exempt countries has now been canceled, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement Monday."The protective measures will be uniformly applied to all off-quota sugar imports," the portfolio said.China allows imports of 1.94 million tons of sugar per year at a 15 percent tariff as part of its commitment to the World Trade Organization.Shipments beyond this level, so-cal...


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