US Bakers, Candy Makers Seek More Sugar Imports

By LESLIE JOSEPHS March 17, 2011 8:05 a.m. ET NEW YORK—U.S. baked-goods and candy manufacturers pinched by rising sugar prices are pressuring the government to increase imports of the sweetener. The U.S. needs to import sugar every year, but the Department of Agriculture operates a limit for low-tariff or duty-free imported sugar to protect domestic … Continue reading US Bakers, Candy Makers Seek More Sugar Imports

Candy makers mad at Obama and Congress for Mexico tariff

Candy makers mad at Obama blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Candy makers on Friday blamed President Barack Obama’s administration and Congress for a new 20 percent duty on $45 million of U.S. chewing gum and chocolate exports to Mexico. “Dozens of U.S. gum and chocolate makers large and small will immediately feel the effects of these duties,” Larry Graham, president of the National Confectioners Association, … Continue reading Candy makers mad at Obama and Congress for Mexico tariff