Tomato Suspension Agreement 2018

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The draft suspension agreement contains implementing provisions that eliminate the adverse effects of Mexican tomatoes as well as price reduction and undercutting. The draft contract sets reference prices for towers and roma at $0.31/lb, tomatoes at $0.46/lb, grapevine tomatoes at $0.50/lb, special bulk tomatoes at $0.49/lb, and special tomatoes at $0.59/lb, with organic tomatoes being 40% higher than non-organic tomatoes. 16. See initiation of administrative reviews of anti-dumping and countervailing duties (initiation of an administrative review), 83 FR 19215 (2 May 2018). Signatories can obtain on the Commerce website an example of the “2019 Suspension Agreement – Tomatoes for Processing Exemption Form”. See enforcement.trade.gov/tomato. If a party in the United States facilitates the transaction, each signatory shall, by contractual agreement, require the party to follow the procedures described above. Failure to properly document sales to subcontractors may constitute a breach of the agreement referred to in section VIII.E.12. In response to the announcement, Sonny Perdue, U.S.

Department of Agriculture, said, “I want to thank my colleagues at the U.S. Department of Commerce for working hard to reach a mutually beneficial agreement for tomato growers in the U.S. and Mexico. Protecting U.S. tomato growers from the flood of Mexican imports is another example of President Trump`s commitment to ensuring our farmers are able to succeed in international markets and here at home as well. Tomato growers across America, including those in Arizona, California, Carolina, Florida and Georgia, will benefit from the elimination of unfair trade practices we have seen in these Mexican tomato imports. “For many years, there have been disputes over tomatoes worth about $2 billion that are imported from Mexico every year,” said Commerce Minister Wilbur Ross. “These disputes led the DOC to denounce an earlier suspension agreement and pursue an investigation that could have resulted in tariffs of 25% for most Mexican tomato producers. After intensive discussions with all parties, last night we initialled a new draft suspension agreement with Mexican producers. This draft agreement meets the needs of both parties and avoids the need for anti-dumping duties.” The stay of liquidation, ordered following the continuation of the investigation on May 7, 2019, remains in effect, subject to section 734(h)(3) of the Act.

[34] Section 734(f)(2)(B) of the Act provides that trade may adapt the security necessary to reflect the effects of the 2019 Agreement. . . .