Canadian Users Protest Duty

Published online: Sep 12, 2000
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Canadian sugar users fight trade barriers.

According to a recent news release, Canadian users of refined sugar will protest duty taxes on sugar entering Canada from the U.S. to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal this week.

The tribunal established a 44 percent duty on sugar five years ago to prevent imports of sugar domestic producers could not compete with.

Duty opponents are concerned about the continued rising costs of refined sugar in Canada as the world price continues to slide.

But producers say removing the tax would open Canada's borders to excess U.S. and European sugar at prices Canadian producers could not compete with.