SUA’s members are food and beverage companies that use sugar and other caloric sweeteners in manufacturing their products, as well as trade associations representing these companies. Food companies that use significant amount of sugar in their operations employ 600,000 Americans directly, and account for many more jobs when economic multiplier effects are taken into account. Unfortunately, higher U.S. sugar prices and restricted supplies as a result of federal sugar policies have already put undue pressure on U.S. jobs in the sugar-using sector, contributing to the loss of 123,000 American manufacturing jobs over the last 18 years. Our concern about additional job loss as a result of federal government policies is even greater after reviewing the proposed amended suspension agreements with over the last few days.