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…

Sweetener Users Urge Commerce to Renegotiate and Improve the Market-Distorting U.S.-Mexico Suspension Agreements

Washington, DC (September 20, 2016) – In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the Sweetener Users Association (SUA) detailed how the U.S.-Mexico suspension agreements have distorted the sugar market – a market already negatively impacted by the U.S. sugar program – and urged Commerce to renegotiate the pacts to improve them. The…

Agriculture Policy Expert Questions U.S. Sugar Policy, U.S.-Mexico Suspension Agreements

Washington, DC (August 1, 2016) – Today, Randy Green, an agriculture policy expert and principal at Watson Green LLC, participated in a panel discussion on behalf of the Sweetener Users Association at the 33rd International Sweetener Symposium in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. During the session on “U.S. Sugar Policy: Is the U.S.-Mexican Sweetener Market Rebalancing?,” Green…

Statement on ITC TPP Report

Washington, DC (May 19, 2016) – Today, the Sweetener Users Association issued the following statement on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “We welcome the release of the ITC report on the TPP, as it helps lay the groundwork for congressional consideration and approval of the agreement this year.…