Rates Increase From $17.50 to $20.61

Mechanical harvesters will now charge $20.61 a tonne of sugar.
09 Jun 2022 04:00
Rates Increase From  $17.50 to $20.61
Fiji Sugar Corporation’s Labasa Mill.

Mechanical harvesters will now charge $20.61 a tonne of sugar.

“After considering the submissions from the mechanical harvester operators and analysing views from other stakeholders, the Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission has determined the new rate to increase for this year,” President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, said.


Bear The Rising Fuel Costs

Previously, it was $17.50 a tonne.

“This will ensure that mechanical harvester operators are able to bear the rising fuel costs and make timely repayments to financiers,” Ratu Wiliame said.

During the opening of Labasa mill for 2022 crushing season, Ratu Wiliame said the rising fuel prices brought serious challenges to mechanical harvester operators.


However, they were fortunate to be awarded an increase in harvesting rate

Labasa mill has five harvesters.

Meanwhile, the Vanua Levu Cane Harvesters’ Association has until June 5 to make its submission on mechanical sugarcane harvester rates.



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