House Members: Any Sugar Deal With Mexico Could Hurt US Jobs
House Members: Sugar deal with Mexico could hurt US jobs. Any suspension agreement to settle dumping and subsidy cases targeting sugar imports from Mexico could jeopardize US manufacturing jobs and hurt consumers, 63 House members from both parties told Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in an Aug. 6 letter. “Such suspension agreements have the potential to result in windfall benefits to domestic petitioning industries,” the lawmakers said. However, they warned, an agreement on sugar from Mexico could hurt US manufacturers and their employees, as well as US consumers, if it contains the wrong terms. But the US sugar industry continues to focus on litigating the cases.