The Sweeteners Users Association (SUA) commends the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for soliciting comments and testimony from the various sectors of the economy on the negotiating objectives for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. We welcome the opportunity to testify today on the views of SUA members on the most important objectives for the sweetener sector. The stakes for all export-dependent U.S. agricultural products are high, with 20% of U.S. farm output being absorbed by overseas markets. Of all the countries in the world, only China imported a greater value of U.S. agricultural goods than our two NAFTA partners.