"Numerous reports in the business trade press in recent months have quoted U.S. government officials, lawmakers, and sugar industry leaders commenting on negotiations the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is conducting with the government of Mexico to consider changes to two sugar suspension agreements the United States and Mexico entered into in December 2014. The suspension agreements, which are currently in force, establish limits on exports of Mexican sugar to the United States, including quantitative limits and minimum prices. Previously, Mexican sugar had been the only unmanaged source of sugar in the U.S. market, unique access that Mexico had achieved through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexico currently is the leading foreign source of sugar to the U.S. market, supplying about 10% of total U.S. supplies, so any changes to these agreements could have important implications for stakeholders in the U.S. sugar market."
CRS Insight, IN10552
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