Six conservative, free-market organizations submitted a joint coalition letter to the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives last week urging Congress to maintain its current sugar policy while the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission investigate allegations that “subsidized sugar is being dumped in the U.S. market” by Mexico.
“While this government investigation is underway and U.S. laws are being enforced,” the letter reads, “we think it prudent to avoid legislative changes to policies that could dramatically move the market and further harm American interests.”
The letter further urges support for House Concurrent Resolution 39, sponsored by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Florida), in which the current U.S. sugar policy “would be completely eliminated in exchange for the eradication of foreign subsidies.”
“U.S. sugar policy should be reformed in favor of a free market,” the free market conservatives wrote. “However, as long as countries like Mexico are heavily subsidizing their industries a free market cannot take shape. Until foreign market manipulation can be addressed, unilateral disarmament of U.S. policy should be a non-starter.”
The signatories on the letter include representatives from Americans for Limited Government, Citizen Outreach, the Institute for Policy Innovation, 60 Plus Association, the Institute for Liberty and Less Government.