巴西工業集團（Brazilian industry group）認為，取消進口糖保障措施將促進中國食糖進口，特別是在亞洲國家抗擊新冠疫情保證食品供應的時候。yntw.com糖網 編譯
China lets safeguard on sugar imports to expire: industry group
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Chinese government decided not to renew a safeguard on sugar imports in place since 2017, letting the measure expire on Friday, which will lead to a substantial decrease in the import tariff for sugar entering the Asian nation.
According to Unica, a Brazilian sugar industry group, the decision by China’s government to not renew the safeguard is the result of a negotiation between the two countries, in which Brazil canceled a request for a panel to investigate the safeguard at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Unica said in a statement that following the expiration of the measure, Chinese import tariffs on extra-quota sugar will fall from 85% to 50%.
China also has an import quota for 1.95 million tonnes per year with a lower tariff of 15%.
The Brazilian industry group believes the end of the safeguard will boost Chinese sugar imports, particularly at a time when the Asian country seeks to guarantee food supplies amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.（yntw.com）