FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Mexican Sugar Hit With Duty
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Wed Aug 27, 2014 07:20 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- In a victory for U.S. sugar growers, the Commerce Department ruled Tuesday that the Mexican government has been subsidizing sugar exported to the United States, and issued a preliminary ruling that the United States will impose countervailing duties on Mexican sugar.

"As a result of this preliminary ruling, a duty deposit will be collected on sugar imports from Mexico until the U.S. government can complete its investigation and make a final determination in the case," The American Sugar Alliance said in a statement.

A 17.01% duty deposit will be imposed on sugar imported from mills operated by ...

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