Sugar Market Uncertainty, Suspension Agreements Top Agenda at International Sweetener Colloquium

Washington, DC (March 1, 2017) – During this week’s 2017 International Sweetener Colloquium in Dana Point, CA, co-hosted by the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), policy experts and analysts discussed the most pressing issues facing the global sweetener industry. Rick Pasco, SUA President: “This week’s International Sweetener Colloquium was…

2017 International Sweetener Colloquium Presentations

Bonsucro: Faster, Fruther, Together Kevin Ogorzalek, Director of Impacts Parnerships, Bonsucro Sugar Beet Sustainability Rebecca Larson, Ph.D., Vice President & Chief Scientist, Western Sugar Cooperative The World Sugar Situation Tim Worledge, Editorial Director for Pricing, Platts Agriculture The Corn Sweetener Perspective Cassandra Kuball, Director, Trade & Industry Affairs, Corn Refiners Association True Source Honey: Certified…

Written Testimony Submitted to the U.S. ITC: The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints

The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) appreciates the opportunity to present information on the economic impact of U.S. sugar program import restraints on the U.S. sugar and sweetener sector and the food and beverage industries that use the majority of these key food ingredients. SUA’s membership includes a broad range of food and beverage manufacturers, along…

SUA Submission to the U.S. International Trade Commission Re: The Economic Effects of Significant U.S. Import Restraints

The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) appreciates the opportunity to present information on the economic impact of U.S. sugar program import restraints on the U.S. sugar and sweetener sector and the food and beverage industries that use the majority of these key food ingredients. SUA’s membership includes a broad range of food and beverage manufacturers, along…

SUA Letter to Leaders of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in Support of Ambassador Robert Lighthizer’s Nomination to Serve as U.S. Trade Representative

On behalf of the Sweetener Users Association, I write to respectfully urge your favorable consideration of Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer for the post of United States Trade Representative (USTR). Ambassador Lighthizer’s decades-long involvement in major trade policy issues make him eminently qualified to serve in this critical role. SUA members are directly affected by trade…

SUA Letter to Leaders of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee in Support of Governor Sonny Perdue’s Nomination as to Serve as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

The Sweetener Users Association comprises companies that are directly affected by many policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including USDA’s administration of the federal sugar program. While we have often been critical of the structure of current sugar policy, we have also worked closely with USDA officials to encourage program administration that is balanced…