Sweet or Sour?
The U.S. Sugar Program and the Threats Posed by the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement
The report presents the Bush administration's negotiation with the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) and the domestic opposition against the trade model epitomized by DR-CAFTA. Further it discusses the US sugar program to reconsider the US agriculture and trade policy. By taking into account the US sugar program it discusses the other US commodity programs, which are the root cause of costly and unsustainable overproduction, low prices and unjust dumping of agricultural commodities onto world markets.
© 2005 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP)
R Dennis Olson