The current indicative ‘Advances Payments’ program for 2018 Season is reported below.
This program represents the average returns for all pools and pricing platforms for raw sugar supplied under the RSSA, On-Supply Agreements and Grower EI Sugar Supply Agreement. Suppliers are paid a proportional amount of QSL’s then current estimate of the forecast final weighted average pool price the Supplier will receive for raw sugar supplied under these agreements, with some exceptions.
An Accelerated Advances Program is also available for the Target Price Pool, Individual Futures Contract Pool and Guaranteed Floor Pool whereby participants in that pool receive 90% of the pool value by December 2018 where so elected.
The QSL Board reviews the program periodically to determine whether increases to the program can be approved.
The program below is indicative only in its entirety and should not be taken as a commitment by QSL with regard to either the advance rate or date of increase. The program may change during the season depending on movements in the marketing and shipping plans, sugar price and currency movements and timing of cash flows. Suppliers’ positions in relation to any pricing elections may also impact the timing and size of advance payments.