WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today applauded the announcement by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, along with his Mexican counterpart Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, on the successful conclusion of negotiations on modified suspension agreements on sugar imports from Mexico. Senator Ernst, who had previously sent Secretary Ross a letter stressing the urgent need for a solution to the ongoing dispute, issued the following statement:

“The outcome of these negotiations is important to Iowa, as we lead the nation in the production of corn, and are a large corn refiner with multiple processing facilities in our state. With this in mind, I’m pleased the Commerce Department was able to find a solution to this dispute. Identifying common ground and avoiding retaliatory measures is a step in the right direction, and sets the stage for the upcoming negotiations on other bilateral trade measures.”

Click here to view the letter Senator Ernst sent to Secretary Ross last month.