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.

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.