Mexico scraps anti-dumping duties on U.S. beef imports

16:38, August 12, 2010      

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Mexico Wednesday ended its anti-dumping duties on imported U.S. beef, the Mexican Economy Ministry said in a statement.

Mexico had charged from 3 to 80 U.S. cents per kg of beef since 2000 when Mexican officials concluded U.S. beef was dumped on the Mexican market.

Mexico reviewed the anti-dumping duties after a U.S. beef company, Tyson Fresh Meats, which also produces beef in Mexico, appealed against the duties in 2008.

The United States is an important beef exporter for Mexico.

It is also Mexico's largest trading partner, but the two countries have endured trade spats in livestock and other fields from time to time.

One high-profile case occurred in 2008 when the United States banned Mexican tomato and chilli imports over claims poor hygiene conditions created the risk of food poisoning.



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