FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2015
CONTACT: Phillip Hayes, 202-507-8303
WASHINGTON—The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today upheld the agreements between the U.S. and Mexican governments to stop subsidized Mexican sugar from being dumped onto the U.S. market. The ITC was asked to determine whether the governments’ settlement adequately removed the injury caused by unfairly traded Mexican sugar.
The American Sugar Alliance (ASA) supports the governments’ pact, and ASA spokesman Phillip Hayes released the following statement in response to today’s 6 to 0 vote by ITC:
“U.S. sugar producers are pleased with the ITC vote. The carefully negotiated suspension agreements are supported by the U.S. and Mexican governments and by U.S. and Mexican sugar producers. And we believe the agreements will benefit U.S. sugar farmers, workers, consumers and taxpayers alike.
“Like our counterparts in Mexico, we want NAFTA to operate as intended and to foster free and fair trade in sugar between the countries. The suspension agreements upheld today by the ITC will help accomplish that goal.”
For more information about the American Sugar Alliance, visit www.sugaralliance.org