Sugar Refiner Looks to Kill U.S.-Mexico Duty Deal

Jan. 23, 2019, 4:52 PM

A 2017 deal on the sugar trade between Mexico and the U.S. should be scrapped, U.S. refiner CSC Sugar argued in filings to the Court of International Trade.

The deal “created a blatant preference for one segment of the domestic industry over another segment, without any legitimate purpose,” CSC said.

Under the latest in a series of “suspension agreements,” the Commerce Department agreed not to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties on sugar from Mexico in return for minimum prices on these imports. It also altered the definition of “refined sugar” from previous agreements, moving from a purity level of ...

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