U.S., Mexico Cement Agreement

The U.S. and Mexico have agreed to resolve a long-standing dispute over imported cement by continuing anti-dumping duties for three years.

Under terms of the agreement, announced Mar. 6, up to 3 million metric tons of cement from Mexico can be imported into the southern U.S. each year, carrying an anti-dumping duty of $3 per metric ton. The White House could allow another 200,000 metric tons to enter each year at the same duty rate. At the end of three years, the U.S. anti-dumping duty order on Mexican cement will be ended.

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