Press Releases

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…

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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…

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U.S.T.R. reallocates sugar imports to boost supply

WASHINGTON — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on June 24 announced the reallocation of 100,071 tonnes, raw value, of the World Trade Organization tariff rate quota for imported raw sugar for the current fiscal year. “Based on consultation with quota holders, U.S.T.R. has determined to reallocate 100,071 tonnes, raw value, of the original…

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POLITICO Morning Trade: USMCA Rescue Mission

SWEETENER USERS PROTEST MEXICO TARIFFS: U.S. food and beverage manufacturers who rely on Mexico for nearly one-third of U.S. sugar imports also are among the many business groups protesting Trump’s new tariff plan. “American food and beverage companies will be made even less competitive — yet again — by misguided government policy,” the Sweetener Users Association…

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The Hagstrom Report: Sweetener users oppose Mexico tariff

The Sweetener Users Association, which represents industrial-scale users of sugar as an ingredient in food, said this week it is opposed to the tariffs that President Donald Trump has said he will impose on all Mexican goods coming into the United States on Monday if Mexico does not stop illegal immigration and drug movements into…

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Industry Updates

Determination of Trade Surplus in Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods and Sugar-Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, and Panama

In accordance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination of the trade surplus in certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia and Panama. The level…

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USDA Announces Commodity Credit Corporation Lending Rates for October 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for October 2017.  The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for October is 1.250 percent, unchanged from 1.250 percent in September. The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during October is 2.250 percent, unchanged from 2.250 percent…

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