US Announces Payment-in-Kind Program for Sugar; Mexico Seeks NAFTA Panel in Sweeteners Dispute with US

August 22, 2000 - On August 1, 2000, the US Department of Agriculture announced a new program in an effort to help reduce the US sugar surplus and prevent loan forfeitures.

Canada Eliminates Retail Packaging Requirement for SCP Exports; US-Mexico Set August 1 Deadline for Resolving Sweeteners Dispute

June 23, 2000 - On June 19, 2000, the Canadian government announced that it was terminating its value-added retail packaging policy for sugar-containing products shipped into the US tariff-rate quota.

Canada Ready to Fght U.S. Sugar Restrictions

June 07, 2000 - WINDSOR -- International Trade Minister Pierre Pettigrew has told the U.S. to back off a proposed sugar import licensing program or face NAFTA and WTO challenges, top trade sources said yesterday.

Global Alliance for Sugar Trade Reform Presses Ahead in Honduras; US Import Licencing Proposal Threatens Canadian Exports of SCP's; US Government to Buy Sugar

May 18, 2000 - Delegates from 13 countries met in Honduras, May 2-5, to set an agenda to push for liberalization of global sugar markets. The meeting was sponsored by the Association of Honduran Sugar Producers for members of the Global Alliance for Sugar Trade Reform and Liberalization.

In the Wake of the Seattle WTO Ministerial; Talks on Agriculture and Services Will Continue; The Case for Multilateral Sugar Liberalization

December 08, 1999 - Attempts to launch a new "millennium round" of global trade talks failed last week in Seattle. Trade Ministers were unable to agree on several key elements, including agriculture, and a joint declaration launching a new round of WTO negotiations did not materialize.

University of Florida Sugar Conference

November 29, 1999 - On November 14/15, the University of Florida hosted a conference called, Sweetener Markets in the 21st Century, which featured speakers from around the world.

Global Sugar Alliance Demands Real Reforms in Seattle; US Groups also Seeking Reforms; University of Florida Sugar Conference

November 29, 1999 - A group of 15 sugar producing countries representing 65% of the world's free market sugar exports are urging Trade Ministers to commit to serious reform of the global sugar market in the WTO.

U.S. Revokes Anti-dumping Duties on Sugar from Canada; Alberta Sugar Beet Harvest in Full Swing; Presidential Proclamation; U.S. Court Overturns Customs Reclassification of Sugar-Molasses Syrups; Agriculture Canada's Sugar Industry Profile

October 22, 1999 - On September 14, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously to revoke a 19 year-old anti-dumping order affecting Rogers Sugar.

Canada Releases Initial WTO Agriculture Position; Refiners and Producers Issue Joint Statement on the WTO; U.S. Sugar Program Under Pressure

August 19, 1999 - On August 19, 1999, Canada released its initial position for the upcoming WTO agriculture negotiations.

Foreign Affairs Committee Reports on Views for WTO Negotiations

June 10, 1999 - On June 10, 1999 the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade tabled its Report, "Canada and the Future of the World Trade Organization".

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