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Welcome to the Refined Sugar Association

The Refined Sugar Association was founded on 8th January 1891 for the purpose of establishing the Rules and Regulations required for the proper conduct of the white sugar trade in the United Kingdom and International markets.

The Association also provides a dispute resolution service to both members and non-members.

Rules and Contract conditions

The Council of the Association is responsible for the framing of the Rules for the supervision of raw sugar cargoes in the United Kingdom and International ports. They are also responsible for framing the Rules and Contract conditions for the International Raw Trade.

Please click here to view or download the Rules and Regulations.


Companies throughout the world use the Association's Arbitration Rules and Services which are available on this website. The Rules have been published in the Handbook of Arbitration Practice, by Ronald Berstein Q.C. He refers to these rules as being, "the best modern example of the single tier arbitration system in commodity trade arbitration. These rules serve as a clear general illustration of the close administration by a trade association of contract disputes".

Please also use this website to find out more about Membership of the Association and Events and Seminars the Assocation organises for its members.