Today, the United
States International Trade Commission (USITC) ruled, unanimously, maintain the
agreements of suspension of the investigations on antidumping and subsidies
against the Mexican exports of sugar, signed by the industry and the Mexican
government together with the United States Department of Commerce, in December
The US officials
evaluated and determined that suspension agreements negotiated between Mexico
and the United States are consistent with the laws of that country.
voting of the commissioners has countersigned the validity of the suspension
agreements. This determination provides certainty to the Mexican sugar industry
to obtain the benefits from what was established on the suspension agreements,
eliminating the possibility of being subject to countervailing duties and allow
Mexico to maintain its position, preferential and privileged, to export sugar
to the United States and satisfy its import needs in a volume close to one
million 400 thousand tons for this commercial year 2014-2015.
The Government of
Mexico reiterates its commitment to the proper enforcement and implementation
of the suspension agreements and will continue defending the interests of the
Mexican sugar industry, which generates welfare to the Mexican families of more
than two million people in our country.