MPs Seek Assurances that Costa Rica Sugar Provisions will Never be Repeated

October 24, 2001 - Ottawa - Medicine Hat M.P. Monte Solberg, spoke out yesterday on behalf of the concerns of local Taber sugar beet producers during committee hearings on Bill C-32, an Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Costa Rica. Also appearing before the committee was Bruce Webster, General Manager of the Alberta Sugar Beet Growers.

Fair Trade For Canadian Sugar Depends On WTO Trade Liberalization

September 28, 2001 - A study released last week by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian sugar industry view that regional trade negotiations with Central America pose a substantial threat to the future of Canada's sugar industry.

Pierre Coté Joins Lantic Sugar as President and CEO

September 24, 2001 - MONTREAL, QUEBEC - September 24, 2001 - Lantic Sugar Limited announced today that Mr. Pierre G. Côté is joining the company, effective October 1, 2001, as its President and Chief Executive Officer.

CAFTA Conference Notice

September 13, 2001 - The Canadian Agri-Food Alliance (CAFTA) is hosting an International Trade Conference, "The Way Forward", at the Executive Royal Inn in Calgary, Alberta on October 19, 2001

Canada Willing to Sacrifice Sugar in Asymmetrical Trade Deals; US "Stuffed Molasses" Bill Returns; OECD Gives WTO Agreement Mixed Reviews

April 01, 2001 - Canada is engaged in a series of trade talks that include Costa Rica, four other Central American countries (the "CA-4") as well as the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).

Tribunal Decision Supports Canadian Sugar Refiners

November 03, 2000 - The Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a decision today that continues its 1995 finding against dumped and subsidized sugar from the United States and European Union.

US Government Owns "Mountain of Sugar"

October 25, 2000 - The October 12, WASDE report indicated that the US Department of Agriculture has taken ownership of about 1.1 million tons of surplus US cane and beet sugar.

Global Alliance for Sugar Trade Reform Meeting

October 17, 2000 - On October 9, 2000, representatives from major sugar producing countries gathered in Banff to deliver an urgent message to the Cairns Group Ministers.

Special Edition: Sweetener Symposium 2000

August 23, 2000 - The American Sugar Alliance held its 17th Annual Sweetener Symposium in Steamboat Springs Colorado, August 5-9, 2000. "Sugar 2000: Emerging From the Farm Crisis", addressed the current US and world over supply situation, sugar policies and prices as well as a current perspective on the US/Mexico sugar discussions. The following remarks include highlights from the symposium.

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.

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