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 2014.
The US officials evaluated and determined that suspension agreements negotiated between Mexico and the United States are consistent with the laws of that country.
The unanimous 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.