International Trade News

International Trade News


July 1, 2004 - International Trade News

European Union Proposes Controversial Sugar Reform Plan

European Union Farm Commissioner Franz Fischler this month released a long-awaited proposal to reform the EU's 36 year-old sugar regime, which aims to reduce EU sugar production and the 'dumping' of surplus sugar on world markets....

June 7, 2004 - International Trade News

The Survival of Canada's Sugar Industry is a Critical Issue in Your Riding

Refined sugar production has a 187-year history in Canada, but this important Canadian industry is at risk....

May 3, 2004 - International Trade News

CSI President Encourages US Sugar Industry to 'Walk the Talk' on Free Trade

TORONTO - In a presentation to a US sugar industry conference in Washington last week, Canadian Sugar Institute President Sandra Marsden offered a Canadian perspective on the global sugar industry, and a criticism of the United States' Sugar Policy which stands in the way of free trade....

October 7, 2002 - International Trade News

Australia/Brazil Challenge the European Sugar Regime

On September 27, 2002, Australia and Brazil lodged formal complaints with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the sugar subsidies paid by the European Union....

August 7, 2002 - International Trade News

WTO Update

On July 25, at the Quint meeting (Australia, Canada, EU, Japan and the US) in Japan, the US outlined an ambitious new WTO proposal to reform global agricultural trade and “level the playing field” for all countries....

July 5, 2002 - International Trade News

Support Building to Oppose US Protectionist Measures

On July 2, 2002, the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) commended the members of the US House of Representatives who voiced their opposition to a sugar amendment attached to the pending Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation....

January 23, 2002 - International Trade News

Rogers Sugar Income Fund to Acquire Lantic Sugar; Kraft Foods to Move Michigan Candy Plant to Montreal

On January 8, Rogers Sugar Income Fund announced a proposed transaction to acquire Lantic Sugar Limited of Montreal, Quebec....

December 14, 2001 - International Trade News

US Bill Threatens New Import Restrictions on Sugar-Containing Products

On December 4, the US Senate Finance Committee adopted an amendment to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act, sponsored by Senators Breaux and Thomas....

December 9, 2001 - International Trade News

Doha WTO Declaration Viewed as Positive for Sugar

Canada-Costa Rica Implementation Act Passed and New Talks with Central American Countries Set to Begin...

October 21, 2001 - International Trade News

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

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...