ITC Says Mexico harmed U.S. Sugar Producers

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The U.S. International Trade Commission says Mexico harmed American producers by dumping subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market.

The statement followed a 6-0 vote by the ITC which means an accord signed by the U.S. and Mexican governments to limit Mexico’s imports will remain in effect for at least five years, according to the Hagstrom Report. The Sweetener Users Association, which represents candy companies and other industrial users of sugar, said, “The ITC missed a key opportunity to do the right thing for American consumers, taxpayers and businesses.” Further, the Sweetener Users said “The idea that domestic producers were suffering at a time when they made record profits is confounding.” The statement goes on to point the finger at failed U.S. sugar policy.