ANNOUNCEMENT 05 Oct 2017

On October 5, 2017, the Secretary of Economy of Mexico adopted an Agreement establishing mandatory prior-export authorisation requirements on sugar.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

Official Gazette of Mexico. Diario Oficial de la Federación. Secretaría de Economía. Acuerdo por el que se sujeta a permiso previo la exportación de azúcar y se establece un cupo máximo para su exportación. Available at: http://dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5500077&fecha=05/10/2017

Inception date: 05 Oct 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export licensing requirement

Chapter 2 of the Agreement adopted by the Mexican Secretary of Economy on October 5, 2017, established that sugar products belonging to tariff lines 170112, 170113, 170114, 170191, 170199 and 170290 are subject to prior-export authorizations. These authorizations will be given to Mexican exporters as long as the final destination is not the United States of America, as, for the US, only certain producers are able to apply for the annual quota set by the Mexican Government.

Prior-export authorisations will be valid for 60 days for exports to countries other than the USA. For the USA, they are valid for 90 days or until September 30 of the annual sugar cycle (whatever comes first).

AFFECTED SECTORS