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Cablegate: Nicaragua Fills 2008 Sugar Quotas

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMU #0904 1991649
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 171649Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY MANAGUA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2902
INFO RUEHRC/DEPT OF AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MANAGUA 000904

SIPDIS

STATE PASS USTR - LESLIE O'CONNOR
STATE FOR EEB/TPP/ABT/ATP - JOHN MENARD
USDA FOR RON LORD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR ETRD
SUBJECT: NICARAGUA FILLS 2008 SUGAR QUOTAS

REF: STATE 71823

In response to reftel action request, Nicaraguan authorities
have confirmed in writing that they have filled both the WTO
and CAFTA-DR quotas for sugar exports to the United States
during FY2008:

WTO Quota
---------
--10,927.57 metric tons shipped November 4, 2007
--7,555.12 metric tons shipped January 29, 2008
--2,810.68 metric tons shipped July 1, 2008

CAFTA-DR Quota
--------------
--11,783.28 metric tons shipped November 4, 2007
--8,147.43 metric tons shipped January 29, 2008
--2,948.43 metric tons shipped July 1, 2008

The Nicaraguans did not request information about quota
reallocation.
TRIVELLI

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