US sugar paying millions to shut out Austrailia from TPP

In an article in the in the Financial Review, “US sugar paying millions to shut out Austrailia from TPP” (http://www.afr.com/business/agriculture/us-sugar-paying-millions-to-shut-out-australia-from-tpp-20150803-giqrog) dated August 4th, 2015 the US sugar industry is lobbying presidential candidates to limit Australian sugar growers imports into the US market. Cane a beet sugar industries have donated more than $20 million to candidates in the last 5 US elections. This heavy influence of the sugar industry over American politics has resulted in very minimal Australian sugar exports into the US. Would allowing greater access of Australian cane growers to the US market help or hinder a more free market? What is the risk to the American sugar industry? What does the Obama administration want to do?

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