US: US groups push for Mexican soft drink tax reversal

By Chris Brook-Carter | 9 January 2002

US agricultural organisations are calling on the country's government to apply pressure to its Mexican counterpart to drop the newly applied taxes on soft drinks containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Quoted in a Dow Jones report, American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman said: "This tax will shut off US exports of HFCS to Mexico and severely hamper our corn sales to that market."

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US agricultural organisations are calling on the country's government to apply pressure to its Mexican counterpart to drop the newly applied taxes on soft drinks containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Quoted in a Dow Jones report, American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman said: "This tax will shut off US exports of HFCS to Mexico and severely hamper our corn sales to that market."

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