In a first-of-its-kind decision, the U.S. Court of International Trade has vacated the 2017 sugar suspension agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. According to the court decision, the U.S. Commerce Department failed to release all of the records of meetings related to this agreement. This means the trade rules for sugar will go back to the previous policies where beet and cane growers claimed Mexican exporters dumped cheap, subsidized sugar supplies on the U.S. market. Legal options are being considered.
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