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Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse on Feb. 9 vigorously defended the suspension agreements the Obama administration has negotiated with Mexico to settle cases U.S. sugar growers brought saying Mexico was shipping subsidized sugar to the U.S.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has reached an agreement with the Mexican government and sugar producers to suspend the antidumping and countervailing duty cases against Mexican sugar imports. The deal is causing cautious optimism among sugar producers and criticism from sugar users.
The American Sugar Alliance praised the agreement between the Mexican and U.S. governments to place limits on Mexican sugar shipments to the U.S. and to suspend the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of sugar from Mexico. But the Sweetener Users Association said it was “deeply concerned” about the agreement.
Food manufacturers such as Mondelez International and J.M. Smucker Co. will face billions of dollars of additional costs this year because of soaring sugar prices, according to estimates from a sugar buyers group.
Thailand plans to boost the amount of land it uses to grow sugarcane, potentially increasing refined sugar output in the world’s second-biggest exporter of the sweetener by around 10 percent, a government official said.
In a victory for U.S. sugar growers, the Department of Commerce ruled on Aug. 26 that the Mexican government has been subsidizing sugar exported to the U.S., and issued a preliminary ruling that the U.S. will impose duties on Mexican sugar.
Mikkel Pates and Jerry Hagstrom
August 26, 2014
In Washington, a pivotal battle over sugar is heating up. One small corner of the wider culture war over public health and sweeteners, this fight isn’t about how much sugar should be in your food, but how much you should know about it.
Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., says he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, he spends a lot of his time working on housing and advertising to attract new workers in the middle of an oil boom.
I talked once with a guy, an American, shortly after he returned from vacation in Mexico. He told of how he’d wanted to eat “authentic” Mexican food, not “tourist” food. So he walked past two restaurants filled with tourists eating fried chicken; no “tourist” food for him. Finally, he found a restaurant serving local residents and ate “authentic” food with them. “Well, what did you have?” I asked. He hesitated an instant (he’d clearly told the story before; his timing was perfect) and said, “Fried chicken.”
The U.S. agricultural department said on Monday it would like to head off a protracted trade dispute with Mexico over sugar imports by encouraging a negotiated agreement before any sanctions are imposed.
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