Sept. 17, 2015 - The Department of Commerce today affirmed its earlier
ruling that Mexico has been unfairly subsidizing its sugar producers and
dumping surplus sweetener into the U.S. market at less than fair value.
department said imports of sugar from Mexico have been sold in the U.S.
at dumping margins ranging from 40.48 percent to 42.14 percent. Subsidy
rates for exporters ranged from 5.78 percent to almost 44 percent, with
most coming in at 38.11 percent, according to a DOC fact sheet.
determination would normally allow the government to impose
anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Mexican imports. However,
Commerce in December signed agreements with the Mexican government,
producers and exporters authorizing Mexico to export sugar to the U.S.
without regard to any duties, but subject to export limits and minimum
prices. READ THE FULL STORY AT AGRI-PULSE
PHOTO: A load of Louisiana sugarcane awaits processing at Louisiana Sugarcane Co-Op in St. Martin Parish at the start of the 2015 harvest season. Photo by Sam Irwin