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Sugar lobby fighting to keep a sweet deal with US lawmakers

TPP could weaken protection if US accedes to calls by other nations to ease quotas

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STICKY ISSUE: Quotas protect sugar farmers while making the product more expensive for consumers.

Washington

A SWEET deal for American sugar farmers is compounding delays in a proposed trade agreement affecting 40 per cent of the world's economy.

The commodity has become a sticky subject in talks over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, potentially the biggest trade deal in history

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