SUA Supply Chain Comments (6-21-2021)

Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on “Supply Chains for the Production of Agricultural Commodities and Food Products.”  The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) comprises companies that use sugar and other caloric sweeteners to make foods and beverages, as well as trade associations representing these companies.  Sweetener-using segments of the food industry directly employ…

SUA Letter to Acting Under Secretary Hafemeister & Deputy Under Secretary Greene – Sugar Supplies Issue (4-20-21)

The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) wishes to reiterate our strong recommendation that the U.S. Department of Agriculture act expeditiously to increase supplies of sugar available in the domestic market through an increase in the Export Limit for Mexico, an increase in the raw sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ), or a combination; and by working with the…

SUA Sugar Supplies Letter to USTR (3-12-21)

The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) appreciates the role that the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative plays in administering U.S. sugar policies, in particular the allocation of the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs). You are no doubt aware that operating U.S. sugar policy requires balance and judgment. To a greater extent than for most other commodities, sugar…

SUA Sugar Supplies Letter to USDA (3-12-21)

The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) congratulates you on being confirmed again as Secretary of Agriculture. SUA supported your nomination and looks forward to working with you and your team. From your prior service, you are no doubt aware that operating U.S. sugar policy requires balance and judgment. To a greater extent than for most other…

SUA Letter to Dept. of Commerce Regarding Draft Amendments to U.S.-Mexico Suspension Agreements

Following a decision by the Court of International Trade, the Department of Commerce is presently circulating to interested parties a set of amendments to the 2014 agreements suspending antidumping and countervailing duty investigations with respect to sugar imported from Mexico. A preliminary review of the draft amendments indicates that they are identical in substance to…