UK unilaterally eliminated cane sugar tariffs the same year sugar beet blight hit, ravaging domestic farmers

By Rick Manning In 2020, sugar beet famers in the United Kingdom (UK) got hit with a double-whammy: The domestic sugar beet crop was hit with virus yellows , blighting the entire crop in 2020, and then the government eliminated tariffs on imported cane sugar up to 260,000 tonnes in 2021 , devastating domestic farmers. In almost the exact opposite of what you might expect from the post-Brexit UK — […]

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