The present U.S. system of regulating the production, importation, and marketing of sugar is an outgrowth of Government regulation of the sugar trade dating from Colonial times. Similar systems have developed in most other countries, particularly those which import sugar. The U.S. Sugar Quota System has benefited domestic sugar producers by providing stable prices at favorable levels. These prices also have encouraged the production and use of substitute sweeteners, particularly corn sirup and dextrose in certain industries. However, sugar is, by far, the most widely used sweetener in the U.S. and is likely to retain this position.