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CIT: U.S.-Mexico sugar suspension agreements invalid due to procedural errors

October 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM
The Court of International Trade has ruled that Commerce Department must “vacate” 2017 sugar suspension agreements with Mexico due to its failure to properly record its communications with outside parties during the negotiations. The suit was filed by CSC Sugar, which has operations in both the U.S. and Mexico. The 2017 suspension agreements, which updated the original 2014 pacts, suspended antidumping and countervailing investigations into sugar from Mexico after Commerce had issued preliminary affirmative determinations. The ruling faults Commerce for...

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