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Ross welcomes producer backing for sugar deal

June 16, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Thursday commended sugar producers for signing onto a “fair” sugar trade deal a day after the United States and Mexico finalized details of the agreement. The deal, which was reworked from a 2014 pact, averts large duties on U.S. sugar imports of Mexican sugar and addresses industry demand for protection from cheap, subsidized sugar from its foreign supplier. “I am glad all parties have agreed that the new sugar agreement is fair and addresses the shortcomings of…

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Mexico to cut share of refined sugar sent to U.S., minister says

June 6, 2017 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will reduce the proportion of refined sugar it can export to the United States to 30 percent under a new agreement likely to be announced later today, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Mexican radio on Tuesday. Currently, the proportion of refined sugar exports from total sugar exports Mexico can send to the United States is 53 percent. (Reporting by Dave Graham) Powered by WPeMatico

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EU reassured on U.S. privacy directive: source

March 10, 2017 By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross gave no indication of any plans to change U.S. privacy protections underpinning a pact enabling billions of dollars of data flows during a meeting with the EU digital chief, a source said on Friday. U.S. President Trump’s administration has stoked concerns in Brussels that it may undo some of the privacy protections put in place by the previous administration that were crucial to a transatlantic pact allowing companies to store EU citizens’ data on U.S….

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