U.S. Sugar Producers File Antidumping, Subsidy Cases Against Mexico

America’s sugar producers today asked the United States government to take corrective action against Mexico’s sugar industry for dumping subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market and inflicting harm on U.S. growers and taxpayers.

The antidumping and countervailing duty petitions filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce allege that the Mexican industry has shipped sugar to the United States at dumping margins of 45 percent or more and has received substantial subsidies from Mexican federal and state governments.

Big Candy’s Big News Finds a Home Online

For years, it’s been difficult for lawmakers to learn about confectioners’ economic success.  That’s because candy lobbyists are too busy telling Congress that sugar policy has caused them financial harm. Now Capitol Hill has a place to go for Big Candy’s Big News.  The American Sugar Alliance released a new website this week that will keep track of…

National Farmers Union Backs Sugar Policy

Earlier this year, Congress overwhelmingly agreed to extend U.S. sugar policy for another five years. Strong support for sugar policy by leaders in the agricultural community certainly helped make that decision easier for lawmakers.

And don’t look for that support to wane anytime soon. Just last week, the National Farmers Union held its annual conference and adopted its policy positions for the upcoming year. When it comes to sugar policy, NFU reaffirmed its support:

State of the Candy Industry is Strong

This week, the National Confectioners Association (NCA) is hosting its annual State of the Industry Conference at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Based on the news pushed out by NCA recently, conference attendees will likely hear that the state of the candy industry is strong.  Ironically, they’ll also probably hear from industry lobbyists that sugar…