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U.S., Mexico Sign Final Amendments to Sugar Suspension Agreements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and Juan Carlos Baker Pineda, Subsecretario de Comercio Exterior, Secretaría de Economía, have signed a finalized amendment to the Countervailing Duty Suspension Agreement on Sugar from Mexico. Likewise, Secretary Ross and Juan Cortina Gallardo, a representative of the Mexican Sugar Industry, signed a finalized amendment to the Antidumping Duty Suspension Agreement on Sugar from Mexico. The amendments will be published in the Federal Register.

All major stakeholders have endorsed this deal brokered by Secretary Ross and Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo. The amendments will ensure that the sugar suspension agreements continue to promote stability in the U.S sugar market, in coordination with USDA’s sugar program.

On June 6, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo announced an agreement in principle to amend the agreements suspending the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on sugar from Mexico.

On June 14, 2017, the Department released for comment draft amendments to the agreements, as initialed by the signatories. The Department considered the comments and rebuttal comments received from interested parties as it finalized the amendments to the agreements.

To view a fact sheet on this agreement please click HERE.

To access the final AD amendment please click HERE.

To access the final CVD amendment please click HERE.

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