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On June 6, 2017 the United States and Mexico announced a new agreemen that aims to resolve their sugar dispute. Under the terms of the December, 2014 suspension agreement, the U.S. Department of Commerce suspended the AD/CVD investigations in exchange for Mexico’s agreement to limit its exports and impose minimum export prices on sugar sold to the United States. This agreement continued to be a source of contention. In the newest agreement the United States once again agreed to suspend AD and CVD duties on sugar imports from Mexico, and Mexico made the following commitments:
The American Sugar Alliance criticized that final component of the deal, arguing that Mexico could “exploit this loophole to continue to dump subsidized sugar into the U.S. market and short U.S. refineries of raw sugar inputs.”
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