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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 07:59 AM

Mexico cancels sugar export permits to U.S.

because there’s no one to negotiate with

Mexico has canceled sugar export permits to the U.S., citing a dispute over the pace of shipments. And the reason is likely because the Trump administration is eager to “deconstruct the administrative state.”

A letter sent by Mexico’s sugar chamber to mills cited unfilled positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of the reason needed to cancel the export of sugar. The Mexican chamber said it has encountered “legalistic” issues involving the sugar trade, and there were no U.S. counterparts in Washington with whom Mexican officials could negotiate.

Mexico is the top foreign supplier of sugar to the United States.

The cancellation comes at a time when President Donald Trump has indicated he will revamp U.S. trade policies. Since Trump took office, he has reversed the U.S. stance on the North American Free Trade agreement, which he sees as a trade deal that disproportionately favors Mexico.

http://www.salon.com/2017/03/08/unsweetened-mexico-cancels-sugar-export-permits-to-u-s-because-theres-no-one-to-negotiate-with/

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:01 AM

1. and the corn industry jumps for joy! high fructose corn sugar for everyone!

what a fucked up world we live in now.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 07:11 AM

4. Yuuge GMO & herbicide corps also creaming their corporate genes

since so much of the high fructose corn sugar (HFCS) is GMO corn, Inc. marinated in glyphosate herbicide!

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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:04 AM

2. I guess we'll have to stock up on Mexican Coca-Cola (in bottles) from Costco.

... made with real sugar. I'm pretty sure I can tell a difference in the taste. Maybe it's just the weight and feel ... the visual and the tactile of holding and sipping from a real glass bottle, who knows? But I do enjoy it better than in cans or plastic bottles.

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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 06:45 AM

3. Mexican ship loaded with sugar stranded after US export spat

A ship loaded with sugar was stranded in port on the east coast of Mexico because of the break down in stop-gap measures designed to ease a long-standing trade dispute with the United States over sugar exports.

The vessel, carrying between 20,000 and 30,000 tonnes of raw sugar, is stuck in a port in the eastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo after Mexico canceled permits to export sugar to the U.S., Mexican sugar chamber head Juan Cortina said on Thursday.

The Mexican government said it canceled the permits to avoid reaching seasonal export limits under trade accords with the U.S. though it disputes actually reaching the limits.

Reuters reported earlier this week that Mexico wants to avoid possible sanctions after Mexican officials said the U.S. Commerce Department misinterpreted the agreements that have governed the sugar trade between the neighboring countries since 2014.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/10/mexican-ship-loaded-with-sugar-stranded-after-us-export-spat.html

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