The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today released a public version of its confidential report on the probable economic effect of eliminating the U.S. tariff under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on between 175,000 to 250,000 metric tons of certain sugar goods of Mexico. The investigation was requested by the U.S. Trade Representative.
As requested, the ITC provided advice as to the probable economic effect on domestic industries producing like or directly competitive articles, workers in these industries, and on consumers of the affected goods, of eliminating the U.S. tariff under the NAFTA on between 175,000 and 250,000 metric tons, raw value, of sugar goods of Mexico falling under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule subheadings:
- 1701.11.50 (raw cane sugar);
- 1701.12.50 (raw beet sugar);
- 1701.91.30 (refined sugar, containing added coloring);
- 1701.99.50 (other refined sugar);
- 1702.90.20 (other sugar and syrups, containing 6 percent or less soluble non-sugar solids); and
- 2106.90.46 (sugar syrups, containing added coloring).
View the publication at: http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub3928.pdf