IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 19 Dec 2014 | Removal date: 06 Jun 2017
Still in force

Import quota

On December 19, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce signed agreements to suspend antidumping and anti-subsidy investigations of imports of sugar from Mexico. Under this agreement, the Department of Commerce will calculate an export limit for Mexico based on U.S. Department of Agriculture data about U.S. needs for sugar in a given year. Mexico’s export limit is set at 100% of U.S. needs after accounting for U.S. production and imports from countries that are granted access under the tariff-rate quota for sugar.


This agreement was challenged by some segments of the U.S. Industry. Two U.S. sugar interests (AmCane Sugar LLC and Imperial Sugar Company) filed a pair of petitions with the U.S. International Trade Commission on January 8, 2015, requesting that the commission conduct investigations of the suspension agreements.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

232 Starches & starch products; sugars & sugar syrups n.e.c.
1702 Other sugars, including chemically pure lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose, in solid form; sugar syrups not containing added flavouring or colouring matter; artificial honey, whether or not mixed with natural honey; caramel.
170290 Other, including invert sugar and other sugar and sugar syrup blends containing in the dry state 50 % by weight of fructose
235 Sugar & molasses
1701 Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
170113 Cane sugar specified in Subheading Note 2 to this Chapter
170114 Other cane sugar
170191 Containing added flavouring or colouring matter
170199 Other
239 Food products n.e.c.
2106 Food preparations not elsewhere specified or included.
210690 Other

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