SUA Letter to AUS Hafemeister & DUS Greene – Hurricane Ida Sugar Supply Issue (8-30-21)

Dear Acting Under Secretary Hafemeister and Deputy Under Secretary Montaño Greene: At this writing, two major sugar refineries in Louisiana are shut down as a result of Hurricane Ida. According to Sosland Publishing, these two refineries account for approximately 15 percent of the U.S. sugar supply. With domestic raw sugar prices at multi-year highs, it…

Specialty Sugar TRQ – SUA Letter to Acting Under Secretary Jason Hafemeister & Deputy Under Secretary Gloria Montano Greene (7-6-2021)

Dear Acting Under Secretary Hafemeister and Deputy Under Secretary Montaño Greene: Recently, you have received conflicting letters from sugar market participants discussing potential changes to how the specialty sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) is administered. The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) appreciated the chance to discuss these potential changes with your staff recently and would like to…