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October 17, 2000 - International Trade News

Global Alliance for Sugar Trade Reform Meeting

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

August 23, 2000 - International Trade News

Special Edition: Sweetener Symposium 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...

August 22, 2000 - International Trade News

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

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....

June 23, 2000 - International Trade News

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

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....

June 7, 2000 - International Trade News

Canada Ready to Fght U.S. Sugar Restrictions

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....

May 18, 2000 - International Trade News

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

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....

December 8, 1999 - International Trade News

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

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....

November 29, 1999 - International Trade News

University of Florida Sugar Conference

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....

November 29, 1999 - International Trade News

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

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....

October 22, 1999 - International Trade News

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

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