Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that the respondents selected for individual examination were in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (AD Agreement), as amended on June 30, 2017, (collectively, amended AD Agreement), during the period of review (POR) from December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018, and that the amended AD Agreement is meeting the statutory requirements under sections 734(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
Applicable October 29, 2020.
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Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-0408, respectively.
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On February 6, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.
On February 20, 2020, Commerce issued a second supplemental questionnaire to the respondents, Ingenio Pánuco, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (Pánuco) and Ingenio Adolfo López Mateos S.A. de C.V. and its affiliates 
Pánuco and Grupo PIASA each filed responses on March 20, 2020.
On March 6, 2020, the American Sugar Coalition and its Members (collectively, ASC),
the petitioners in this case, requested a hearing, which they later withdrew.
On June 24, 2020, Commerce set the briefing schedule for the final results of this review.
On July 6, 2020, both the respondents and ASC filed briefs.
On July 13, 2020, the respondents a filed rebuttal brief.
On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.
On July 14, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results of this review by 30 days.
On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.
As a result, the final results of this administrative review are due no later than October 23, 2020.
For its final analysis, Commerce considered briefs from interested parties that commented on the Preliminary Results.
Scope of Amended AD Agreement
The product covered by this amended AD Agreement is raw and refined sugar of all polarimeter readings derived from sugar cane or sugar beets.
Merchandise covered by this amended AD Agreement is typically imported under the following headings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS): 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.1020, 1701.14.1040,1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1010, 1701.99.1015, 1701.99.1017, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5015,170.99.5017,1701.99.5025, 1701.99.5050, 1702.90.4000 and 1703.10.3000. The tariff classification is provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of this amended AD Agreement is dispositive.
A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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Commerce continues to find, based on record evidence, that the selected respondents, Pánuco and Grupo PIASA, were in compliance with the terms of the amended AD Agreement 
during the POR, including the polarity testing requirements and reference price provisions. We also determine that the amended AD Agreement is preventing price suppression or undercutting and can be effectively monitored, and there have been no violations by the selected respondents of the amended AD Agreement during the POR.
The issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum and business proprietary memorandum.
The issues are identified in the Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://trade.gov/enforcement/frn/index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order
This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
Notification to Interested Parties
We are issuing and publishing these results of review in accordance with sections 751(a)(l) and 777(i)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).
Dated: October 21, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
Issues and Decision Memorandum
II. Scope of the Agreement
IV. Discussion of the Issues
Issue 1: Alleged Possible Violations of the Amended AD Agreement
- Certain Sales in the Home Market
- Sales for Home Market Calculation
Issue 2: Status of the Amended AD Agreement.
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