Following a decision by the Court of International Trade, the Department of Commerce is presently circulating to interested parties a set of amendments to the 2014 agreements suspending antidumping and countervailing duty investigations with respect to sugar imported from Mexico. A preliminary review of the draft amendments indicates that they are identical in substance to the 2017 amendments that the court ordered to be vacated, although there are a few technical changes that primarily reflect the timing of the present draft amendments.

The Sweetener Users Association (SUA) assumes that, as was the case for the 2017 amendments, there will be an opportunity for public comment on these drafts. SUA will participate in that comment process. As Commerce finalizes its draft amendments, however, we would like to urge that you not allow this opportunity for improvement in the amendments to pass.

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