Fairtrade sugar deal secured
August 1, 2018 7:41 pm
The first Fairtrade accredited sugar sale for 2018 has been secured for the benefit of the Fairtrade Associations and grower members.
Fiji Sugar Corporation Chair Vishnu Mohan says this sale will be for 15,000 tonnes of raw sugar, which will be co-loaded as part of our first sugar shipment for 2018.
Mohan says this is expected to be completed and shipped by the end of this month.
“The Fairtrade sale is destined for Europe, and will earn a premium of nearly $2 million, which will be paid equally and directly by the buyer to our three Fairtrade Associations in Fiji.”
Mohan says that further opportunities are being evaluated by FSC for the benefit of the growers, and with the assistance from the EU, a Fairtrade market survey is underway to help in identifying new Fairtrade opportunities.