Neal Statement on U.S.-Mexico Sugar Agreement in Principle

Jun 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo announced a new “agreement in principle” for suspending antidumping and countervailing duties on Mexican sugar imported into the United States:

"Trade in sugar has been a longstanding matter of contention between the United States and Mexico. The recent efforts by Secretary Ross to negotiate a resolution are a step in the right direction. However, I urge the parties to come back to the table to strike a deal that benefits both the American public and our economy."