Fair Sugar Policy Act is fair in name only

Oct. 7, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in opposition to the Fair Sugar Policy Act:

“The hallmark of the Trump trade agenda is fair and reciprocal trade. The Fair Sugar Policy Act misses this mark and reverts to the failed policies of unilateral trade disarmament. The only way to eliminate sugar or any other agricultural subsidies and trade restrictions fairly is to do so reciprocally with other nations. The Foxx-Davis-Shaheen-Toomey legislation would unilaterally remove supports for American sugar farmers, opening U.S. markets up to be flooded. This will kill domestic production of sugar, not foster it.

“Fortunately, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho has introduced zero-for-zero legislation that will end all sugar subsidies contingent on other nations ending theirs, creating a truly free market. Any unilateral attempt to disadvantage American sugar producers is guaranteed to fail as U.S. interests are put second to global sugar subsidizing countries.”

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