SUA Welcomes USTR Reallocation of Unused Raw Sugar TRQs

The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today welcomed a decision by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to reallocate unused country-specific quota allocations under the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on imported raw cane sugar for fiscal year (FY) 2023. SUA had previously asked USTR and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a reallocation to help U.S. food and beverage manufacturers meet demand during a time of historically tight sugar supplies.

SUA Encourages USTR and USDA to Alleviate Historically Tight U.S. Sugar Supplies

The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) has asked the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to immediately reallocate the raw sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to significantly increase the TRQ for refined sugar in order to help U.S. food and beverage manufacturers meet demand during a time of historically tight sugar supplies. …

SUA Applauds USDA for Allowing Additional Raw Sugar Imports

USDA Action Will Support U.S. Food and Beverage Manufacturers That Need More Sugar Due to Domestic Supply Concerns. Washington, D.C. (September 9, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for raising the raw sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) 90,718 metric tons and extending the entry period for the FY 2020 TRQ through October to meet U.S. domestic demand for sugar …

SUA Applauds USMCA Entry Into Force and the Support It Brings for U.S. Sugar-Using Companies

Food and Beverage Manufacturers Praise USTR, USDA and Congress for Efforts to Get New Trade Agreement in Effect on July 1. Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Congress for ensuring that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entered into force today …

SUA Applauds House for Urging USDA to Act Immediately on Continued Concerns About Sugar Availability

Says Challenges Presented by COVID-19 Make It ‘Ever More Critical’ That We Maintain National Food Security Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement praising a congressional letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting further action to ensure that enough sugar is available for American food and beverage manufacturers …

SUA Commends USDA for Taking Action on Refined Sugar Shortage

Urges Additional Actions to Help U.S. Food and Beverage Manufacturers Deal with Extremely Low Sugar Supply. Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement praising the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allowing 200,000 tons of refined sugar from Mexico in an effort to address the sugar shortage American food and beverage manufacturers continue to endure …