08 Sep

2013 Tomato Suspension Agreement

One of the following two forms must be submitted to CBP when crossing the port of entry into the United States: on November 26, 27, 2007, certain Mexican tomato producers/exporters, which represent a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported into the United States, informed trade in writing of their withdrawal from the 2002 agreement, which takes effect 90 days after the date of their letter of resignation (i.e. February 24, 2008) or earlier at the discretion of the trade. In November 2018, the Florida Tomato Exchange (RDT) asked trade to terminate the agreement and resume the anti-dumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico. Trade notes at this stage that it is appropriate to inform the Mexican signatories of our intention to withdraw the agreement, terminate the agreement and reopen the investigation. In accordance with Section VI.B of the 2013 Agreement, Trade withdraws from the 2013 Agreement with effect from 7 May 2019, 90 days after our notification to the Signatories on 6 February 2019. Accordingly, Commerce terminates the 2013 agreement with effect from May 7, 2019 and continues the underlying AD investigation. The law does not indicate the date of termination of the investigation in this particular scenario. That is why we are looking for section 734(i)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act 1930, as amended (the Act). Pursuant to Section 734(i)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will continue the investigation, as if it had published the affirmative provisional finding referred to in Section 733(b) of the Act on the day the termination comes into effect, May 7, 2019. .

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