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SUVA, Fiji Islands (October 12, 1999 – Fiji Broadcasting Commission)---Fiji has exported another 25,000 tons of sugar to the United Kingdom.

Fiji Sugar General Manager John May said the latest shipment, made over the weekend, will be followed by two more to Japan by the end of this year.

Meanwhile, May said the current drought in Mauritius will benefit Fiji in terms of extra sugar sales to the United Kingdom.

"They will not have enough sugar to ship to the UK," he said.

As a result of the shortfall, the other Asia Caribbean Pacific (ACP) countries, including Fiji, will be asked to supply the difference.

"At the moment we are expecting about 40,000 extra tons of sugar to be shipped.

"That will be shipped later this year and early next year," May said.

For additional reports from The Fiji Broadcasting Commission, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Other News Sources/Fiji Live.

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