Mexican Government Again Refuses to Initiate Investigation Against U.S. Pork Imports

by 5m Editor
8 October 2004, at 12:00am

US - A resolution denying an administrative appeal filed by Consejo Mexicano de Porcicultura's (CMP ) of Mexico's Secretaria de Economia (SE) decision not to initiate a safeguard investigation against various U.S. pork products was published yesterday.

  • On December 19, 2002, CMP filed a petition requesting initiation of a safeguard investigation against various pork products.

  • On January 23, 2004, SE published its determination not to initiate the safeguard investigation.

  • On March 30, 2004, CMP filed an administrative appeal with SE challenging SE's failure to initiate the investigation.

  • Yesterday's publication denies CMP's appeal and reaffirms the SE determination not to initiate a safeguard investigation.

CMP can now seek judicial review of SE's decision and has four months to file that appeal with Mexico's tax court. A decision from the tax court can take up to one year.

Source: American Meat Institute (AMI) - 7th October 2004

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