Sweetener Users Call on NAFTA Negotiators to Expand Sugar Trade, Outline Negotiating Objectives

Washington, DC (August 16, 2017) – With the first round of negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) beginning today in Washington, America’s sweetener users urged negotiators to expand, not further restrict, trade in sugar. “On behalf of America’s food and beverage companies that use sugar in the products they make and…

NAFTA Negotiations Should Expand Sugar Trade and Support U.S. Food, Confectionery Industry Jobs

Washington, DC (June 27, 2017) – Negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) should include market-opening provisions on sugar, testified the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) and the National Confectioners Association (NCA) during a hearing today held by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Representatives from both associations detailed the need for…

Sweetener Users Submit NAFTA Recommendations

Washington, DC (June 12, 2017) – In comments submitted in response to the request for comments by Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on objectives for the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), America’s sweetener users urged negotiators to expand, not further restrict, trade. The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) wrote:  “We…

SUA Statement on U.S.-Mexico Sugar Agreement, U.S. Sugar Lobby’s ‘Loophole’ Claim

Washington, DC (June 7, 2017) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement with respect to modifications to the U.S.-Mexico sugar suspension agreements: “The modifications to the U.S.-Mexico suspension agreements announced yesterday will make two bad agreements far worse. Through what amounts to a stealth price support increase, the modifications will further…

SUA Congratulates U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer

Washington, DC (May 11, 2017) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of Robert Lighthizer to serve as the next U.S. Trade Representative (USTR): “We congratulate Ambassador Lighthizer on his confirmation. America’s food and beverage industry manufacturers – companies large and small from coast to…

SUA Statement on U.S.-Mexico Sugar Negotiations

Washington, DC (May 2, 2017) – The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) today released the following statement on the U.S. Commerce Department’s announcement regarding negotiations with Mexico on sugar imports from that country. “As U.S. sugar-using companies, both large and small, our objective is to serve consumers and sustain and create American jobs. Doing so depends…

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…