These written comments are submitted on behalf of the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) in response to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) request for comments on “matters relevant to the modernization of [the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)] in order to inform the development of U.S. negotiating positions.” SUA commends USTR for seeking public input on an extremely important matter of trade and foreign policy. SUA’s members are food and beverage companies that use sugar, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and other caloric sweeteners in manufacturing their products. Trade associations representing these companies are also SUA members. We support expanding trade opportunities for U.S. companies in order to stimulate economic and employment growth through exports.