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Wall Street Journal readers were asked that question in a half-page advertisement from the American Sugar Alliance today.
The answer: After Mexico broke U.S. trade laws and ran Hawaii's century-old sugar industry into the ground.
This print advertisement, urging America to defend its remaining sugar jobs, is just one of many running in Washington, DC, this week as U.S. government officials work to bring Mexico's subsidized sugar industry into compliance with antidumping, countervailing duty laws.
Mexico, which was found guilty in 2015 of violating those laws, is still harming U.S. sugar producers and threatening U.S. jobs by flooding the market with subsidized sugar.
And the message in those ads was blunt.
"Mexico broke U.S. trade law. U.S. sugar workers lost their jobs. Hold Mexico accountable."
If Mexico will not agree to comply by June 5, the U.S. Department of Commerce has promised to impose duties of 80 percent to stop the injury being done by Mexico's unfair trade – as is required by the law.
Source: American Sugar Alliance
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Trade Agreements in Spotlight at ASGA Meeting — President Trump’s focus on renegotiating trade agreements is getting attention at this week’s American Sugarbeet Growers Association annual meeting. Executive Vice President Luther Markwart says it is unclear how NAFTA would be renegotiated.
"I know he is anxious to do it, but, since we haven’t done one of these renegotiations before, there’s not much precedent for it. We’re going to have to wait and see how it plays a little bit and not speculate too early in the process.” Markwart says sugar will always be part of any trade negotiation.
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