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 …

SUA Praises Senate for Pushing Immediate USDA Action on Refined Sugar Shortage

Says ‘Reforming the U.S. Sugar Program Is the Long-term Answer’ to Supply ShockWashington, D.C. (February 27, 2020) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement in support of a recent Senate letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting further action on the refined sugar shortage American food and beverage manufacturers continue to endure:

SUA Calls on Dept. of Commerce to Improve U.S.-Mexico Sugar Suspension Agreements

A Return to 2014 Sugar Reference Prices Needed to Support U.S. Food and Beverage Manufacturers Washington, D.C. (November 15, 2019) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to use a recent Court of International Trade decision vacating 2017 U.S.-Mexico sugar amendments as an opportunity to make…

SUA Applauds Fair Sugar Policy Act

Reforms Would Modernize Unnecessary and Costly U.S. Sugar Program Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2019) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today praised the bipartisan, bicameral Fair Sugar Policy Act (H.R. 4521, S. 2568). Introduced in the House by Representatives Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Danny Davis (D-IL) and in the Senate by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)…

With USMCA Ratified by Mexico, It’s Time for Congress to Act

Swift U.S. Congressional Approval Will Benefit American Consumers and Manufacturers Washington, D.C. (June 19, 2019) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement on the news that Mexico ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): Over 950 U.S. food and agriculture groups/businesses, including SUA, have urged Congress to quickly ratify the USMCA and mitigate the…