Incomplete Records Voids Mexican Sugar Agreement, CIT Told

Law360 (January 23, 2019, 4:43 PM EST) -- An American sugar producer has urged the U.S. Court of International Trade to void an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to suspend tariffs on imports of Mexican sugar, saying the U.S. Department of Commerce's failure to maintain records of the pact's private negotiations invalidates it.

The CIT in June had already ordered Commerce to disclose the details of private conversations between the top U.S. trade official and sugar industry representatives for the administrative record in a case brought by sugar producer CSC Sugar LLC. The producer's complaint, which was filed in 2017, challenges the department's decision earlier that year to...

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