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(NAR) VOL. 6 NO. 1 / JANUARY - MARCH 1995

[ SRA SUGAR ORDER NO. 7, February 23, 1995 ]


WHEREAS, it is to the advantage of the sugar industry that the "A" U.S. Quota sugar enters the U.S. before the expiration of the U.S. Generalized System of Preference (GSP) on July 31, 1995, in order to benefit from tariff exemptions thereunder;

WHEREAS, in view of foregoing, it is in the national interest that additional measures to complement Sugar Order No. 6, Series of 1994-1995, dated 20 February 1995, be adopted to ensure regular and expeditious shipments of said "A" sugar;

NOW, THEREFORE, under and by virtue of the authority vested in the Sugar Regulatory Administration, it is hereby ordered that:

SECTION 1 (a). Effective with Crop Year 1994-1995 and every crop year thereafter, all "A" or U.S. Quota sugar, both the original, "A" and exchanged ("swapped)") "A" sugar, produced by mills with loading ports or near bulk terminals, as listed in Annex "A" hereof, shall be transferred to said loading ports or bulk terminals prior to loading on vessels for shipment to the United States.

(b.) In the case of the Original "A" sugar produced by mills in the aforementioned list, the transfer shall be effected not later than thirty (30) days after production.

The transfer of original "A" sugar produced prior to this Sugar Order shall be effected not later than thirty (30) days from the date hereof.

(c). In the case of exchanged ("swapped") "A" sugar, the transfer shall be effected not later than thirty (30) days from the date of approval by the SRA of the Exchange ("Swapping") Authority, and the transfer of said sugar shall be to the loading port or bulk terminal indicated in the export clearances and permits also issued by the SRA and/or as stamped in the accompanying sugar quedan-permits surrendered for withdrawal.

SECTION 2. The aforesaid transfers shall be effected by the mill concerned. Withdrawal of original "A" or exchanged ("swapped") "A" sugar from mill warehouses by any other party shall in no case be allowed.

SECTION 3. The loading ports and bulk terminals shall be considered as subsidiary or extension warehouses of the mills and, as such, the "A" sugar transferred, regardless of ownership, shall remain the responsibility of the mill concerned.

SECTION 4. To effect the transfer and for proper monitoring and control by SRA, a Sugar Transfer order (STO) shall be accomplished by the concerned mills.

The STO shall be prepared in four (4) copies duly approved and signed by the authorized mill representative and furnished the following:

1) Planters Association/Cooperative

2) Mill District Regulation Officer assigned thereat who will transmit same to the Production Control and Regulation Office, SRA, Diliman, Quezon City.

3) Warehouseman assigned at bulk terminal/loading port

4) Mill District Regulation Officer assigned at the bulk terminal/loading port

SECTION 5. The cost of transferring the sugar, such as hauling and handling expenses, shall be charged by the mills to the shippers thereof.

SECTION 6. Provisions of Sugar Orders, Circular Letters and other regulations inconsistent with or contrary to this Sugar Order are hereby amended, modified or revoked accordingly.

Adopted: 23 Feb. 1995


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