Sugar Program Reform Can Help Prevent Costly High-Tier Sugar Imports

Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2024) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today released a new issue brief detailing how tight markets and government inaction have led to the need to pay prohibitive tariffs on at least 200,000 short tons or more of sugar imports for five years running to ensure adequate supplies are available for sugar-using food companies. Fortunately, Congress can include simple fixes in the farm bill to address this problem.