7 de febrero de 2019

AGROMERCADOS : Amenazan de nuevo acusar de antidumping , a los tomateros mexicanos

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Washington.- El Departamento de Comercio de Estados Unidos anuncio que planea reanudar una investigación antidumping a los tomates frescos mexicanos después de mantener congelada a dicha intención  por muchos años. 

El Departamento de Comercio informó a legisladores que tiene la intención de desconocer  el acuerdo que suspendió aquella investigación, luego de escuchar la preocupación del sector estadounidense con vocación para producir el  tomate, cuyo consumo anual asciende a las 3.1 millones de toneladas , de las cuales el 54 por ciento provienen de Mexico.

 El secretario de Comercio, Wilbur Ross, dijo que la agencia "está tomando medidas hoy para garantizar que (los productores estadounidenses) estén protegidos contra prácticas comerciales desleales". 

EU retomará investigación antidumping contra los tomates mexicanos

La semana pasada, cerca de 50 legisladores estadounidenses encabezados por el senador Marco Rubio le escribieron a Ross pidiéndole que tomara medidas rápidas. Los congresistas dijeron que, desde 1996, cientos de productores  de tomate en todo el país se han visto obligados a abandonar el negocio.

                                    Documento integro sobre el tema



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On February 6, 2019, the Department of Commerce notified the Mexican signatories to the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico that the Department intends to withdraw from the Agreement, consistent with Section VI.B. Section VI.B of the Agreement states that “[t]he signatories or the Department may withdraw from this Agreement upon ninety days written notice to the other party.” With the written notification, Commerce intends to withdraw from the Agreement on May 7, 2019.
“We have heard the concerns of the American tomato producing industry and are taking action today to ensure they are protected from unfair trading practices,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “The Trump Administration will continue to use every tool in our toolbox to ensure trade is free, fair, and reciprocal.”
Upon completion of the withdrawal, the Department of Commerce will continue with its investigation and notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its final determination. If the Department continues to find sales made at less than fair value in its final determination, the ITC will then complete its own investigation and make a final determination with respect to injury. If both Commerce and the ITC issue affirmative final determinations, an antidumping duty order will be issued.
The Department opened negotiations with the Mexican signatories in January 2018. Despite committed efforts from all sides, significant outstanding issues remained with respect to crafting a revised agreement that would be acceptable to the Mexican signatories and address the concerns of the U.S. domestic industry to the extent possible under U.S. trade law. In November 2018, the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) requested Commerce end the Agreement and resume the antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. Commerce finds at this stage that it is appropriate to notify the Mexican signatories of our intent to withdraw, terminate the Agreement, and resume the investigation.
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