The Sweetener Users Association appreciates the opportunity to provide information and perspective to the U.S. International Trade Commission on the effects of providing duty-free treatment for sugar imports under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP). SUA’s members use sugar and other nutritive sweeteners in their business operations. Our membership includes confectioners, beverage companies, food manufacturers, bakers, dairy product manufacturers, cereal makers and other companies, along with the trade associations that represent these firms.