A Mexican senator, Fidel Herrera, has said that Mexico and the US are close to resolving their four-year dispute over high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and could announce a settlement within the next few weeks. Herrera, who is a senator for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the president of a congressional sugar committee, said the two sides were "very, very close" to a deal. He said there had been a possibility of the agreement being announced during the Mexican president Vicente Fox's visit to Texas later this month but the trip was cancelled.