ADD, CVD investigations - Imports of sugar from Mexico 

April 22:  The U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) announced that the Commerce Department has initiated antidumping duty (ADD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of sugar from Mexico.

According to an ITA release [PDF 97 KB], the product covered by these investigations is sugar derived from sugar cane or sugar beets.


Read TaxNewsFlash-Trade & Customs (April 1, 2014) for background on the petition for investigations concerning imports of sugar from Mexico.

What’s next?

The International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make its preliminary injury determinations on or before May 12, 2014.


  • If the ITC determines that there is a reasonable indication that imports of sugar from Mexico materially injure, or threaten material injury to, the domestic industry, the investigations will continue.
  • Commerce then will be scheduled to make its preliminary CVD determination in June 2014 and its preliminary AD determination in September 2014, unless the statutory deadlines are extended.

If the ITC’s preliminary determinations are negative, the investigations will be terminated.



For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:


Douglas Zuvich

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Andrew Siciliano

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John L. McLoughlin

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Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617


Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094


Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247


Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.




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