Mexico — On March 28, U.S. sugar producers and processors (the American Sugar Coalition) filed anti-dumping and countervailing duty petitions against subsidized and dumped imported sugar from Mexico due to that harm the imports have caused to U.S. producers and the violation of U.S. trade laws.
• Antidumping law allows the United States to collect anti-dumping duties after administrative determinations by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and Department of Commerce (DOC) that a foreign product is being sold in the U.S. market at less than fair value and that the imports are materially injuring (or threatening to materially injure) the U.S. industry.
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Luther Markwart, author of Dateline Washington, is executive vice president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association.