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Trump Withdrawal From Tomato Deal Draws Mexican Ag Group Appeal

July 1, 2019, 2:13 PM

A host of Mexican agriculture groups are bringing their legal challenge to looming U.S. duties on that country’s tomatoes to a federal appeals court.

The U.S. regularly imposes antidumping duties to stop foreign imports from being sold in the U.S. at less than fair value. The duties protect domestic producers of similar merchandise. But the government can suspend an antidumping investigation if it reaches a deal with the foreign producers or exporters to eliminate the “injurious effect” of the imports.

The U.S. had a series of such suspension agreements on Mexican tomatoes since 1996. But the Trump administration withdrew from...

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