MANILA, Philippines — Sugar importation would be acceptable to local millers if there would be a 50-50 sharing of the product between industrial users and ordinary consumers, according to Cornelio Toreja, the president of the Luzon Federation of Sugar Producers Inc.
Toreja raised the point during a joint House briefing on the issue on Monday with the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability and the Committee on Agriculture and Food.
He pointed out that industrial users would be getting less than half of the sugar authorized to be imported under Sugar Order No. 3 of the Sugar Regulatory Administration, the implementation of which has been delayed by two temporary…
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