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Russia: WTO Notifications on EAEU Phytosanitary Requirements

On March 29, 2017, the Russian Federation notified to the WTO via G/SPS/N/RUS/102/Add.1 that “The Common Quarantine Phytosanitary Requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union” was approved on November 30, 2016, and that it will come into force July 1, 2017. On April 3, 2017, the

Dangote to intensify local sourcing of sugarcane for refining

To consolidate its earnings and position in the sugar industry, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has concluded plans to intensify its refined sugar from locally grown sugarcane. The move will aid self-sufficiency in sugar production and eliminate reliance on foreign exchange, as well as the current

Senegal – Cotton and Products Update

MY 2016/17 seed cotton production from the selected West African countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Chad, and Senegal) could reach 1.9 million tons (3.6 million bales) representing 19 per cent increase compared to previous year’s. Burkina Faso did not plant Bt cotton in MY2016/17