Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry

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Posted on: 19 Dec 2012

The Government of Mexico announced broad-based tariff duty reductions on a number of food and agricultural commodities on November 23, 2012.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 11/30/2012 GAIN Report Number: MX2089 Mexico Post: Mexico Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Report Categories: Agriculture in the Economy Agriculture in the News Competitor Country/Regional FTA's FAIRS Subject Report National Plan Policy and Program Announcements Trade Policy Monitoring Approved By: Daniel K. Berman Prepared By: Gabriel Hernandez and Adam Branson Report Highlights: The Government of Mexico announced broad-based tariff duty reductions on a number of food and agricultural commodities on November 23, 2012. Many of the duty reductions were implemented on November 24 while others will be phased in through January 1, 2017. The duties are only applicable to countries with which Mexico has not previously negotiated free trade agreements. Mexico’s agricultural industry is opposing the duty reductions; some of which remain considerably great. General Information: This report summarizes an announcement by the Secretariat of Economy (SE) published in Mexico’s “Diario Oficial” (Federal Register) on November 23, 2012, related to modifications of the General Import and Export Tax Law. Disclaimer: This summary is based on a cursory review of the subject announcement and therefore should not, under any circumstances, be viewed as a definitive reading of the regulation in question, or of its implications for U.S. agricultural export trade interests. In the event of a discrepancy or discrepancies between this summary and the complete regulation or announcement as published in Spanish, the latter shall prevail. Title: Agreement that modifies the General Import and Export Tax Law and the duties of the same law. Important Dates 1. Publication Date: November 23, 2012 2. Effective Date: November 24, 2012 (except when specified) Executive Summary: On November 23, 2012, SE announced modifications to the applied duty rates for the import of specific products (see Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes, below). Under the premise of offering the Mexican domestic industry and consumers better access conditions to goods and products not produced domestically or produced in insufficient amounts on the domestic market, SE modified the applied duties previously published on June 18, 2007 and its subsequent addition of June 29, 2012. SE justified these modifications by stating that some domestic duties were excessive in comparison to world averages and thus it was necessary to bring them into line with applied duties from other countries that have income levels similar to that of Mexico. Moreover, SE stated that these measures could promote investment and help Mexico maintain employment levels and a vibrant production and manufacturing sector. In addition, SE reports that lower duties will strengthen the purchasing power of Mexican households and lower production costs that will, in turn, help Mexico cope with foreign market contractions and reduced Mexican exports. These duties are to be applied to all imports of goods and products from countries which Mexico has no free trade agreements (i.e., there is no change to tariff rates afforded the United States, Mexico’s largest foreign trade supplier of food and agricultural goods, that were part of the North American Free Trade Agreement). Important provisions: This announcement encompasses 15 articles. In particular, articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 include subheadings with agricultural-related HTS codes. The table, below, is an excerpt of such articles with a list of agricultural products, their scheduled tariff duty reductions, and imports from the world and the United States in calendar year 2011. MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 2 Comments: The Government of Mexico (GOM), through SE, believes that lowering duties will encourage the production/manufacturing sector to become more competitive. However, the affected sectors are alleging that this modification was a unilateral decision that could result in damaging the economy and the respective industries. Industry further alleges that this will result in Mexico becoming a “maquilador” country (i.e., a processing/manufacturing hub of imported goods that are destined for re- export) even though many of the items, below, will still benefit from a high-degree of duty protection. SE recognizes that this is a difficult measure that is not well accepted by the agricultural sector. According to Undersecretary Lorenza Martinez, the GOM took these factors into consideration, however, when making the announcement. Undersecretary Martinez stated that the benefits of tariff reductions will be most palpable in the agro-industrial sector as 315 of the HTS codes out of the 480 HTS codes in the announcement were for the agricultural sector. In light of the announcement, representatives of the livestock and agricultural sector announced that they will form a resistance block with the Agricultural National Council (CAN) as the lead (the CNA is an organization that is similar to the U.S. Farm Bureau), against the government decision. According to CNA representatives, this measure leaves producers at risk given that the next administration will receive a devastated and under-capitalized countryside. CNA President Benjamin Grayeb declared that other organizations such as the Farmers National Confederation (CNC), the National Confederation of Livestock Organizations (CNOG), and the Mexican Association of Rural Development Secretaries will join the “block” and push to reverse the decision or halt its enforcement. The Mexican dairy sector warned that this measure will destabilize the domestic milk market and would obligate milk producers to send even more of their milking cows for slaughter. Moreover, during the last 5 months the costs of production have skyrocketed and reportedly forced the closure of nearly 10,000 farms and a potential decrease of 10 percent in production by the end of 2012. Sugarcane industry leaders are warning the GOM, as well, of the risk of bankruptcy that this sector is facing given plummeting sugar prices that are not allowing industry members to cope with increased production costs. Similarly, the poultry sector estimates that lowering the duty on poultry items could result in a massive flow of poultry from Brazil which will threaten the domestic poultry sector. Potato producers have declared that domestic potato production will be jeopardized by other producing countries like, Chile, Peru, Germany, and Brazil due to the reduced duties on potato related products. As seen in the table, below, there will be a gradual reduction for a large number of the HTS codes with 48 of them eventually reaching duty exemption (Ex.). The lowering of duties for many of the HTS codes will persist through to January 1, 2017. Among the most important agricultural products cited in this announcement are potatoes —from 245% to 175%—, fructose —from 210% to 175%—, bacon and fat from chickens and turkeys —from 254% to 150%— and, meat and edible offal —from 234% to 175%. Given that this is a modification to the duties applied to imports from countries which Mexico has no FTA, besides a possible increase in competition, there is no direct effect on the import of U.S. goods and products. The United States will continue to be Mexico’s major supplier of a large number of products. Post strongly recommends that interested parties review the whole text of this agreement as it may contain other detailed important information on a specific basis. The publication can be found in MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 3 the DOF page. (NOTE: “NA” in the table, below, indicates that there was no trade of the HTS code registered by Mexico’s customs in 2011). Table 1. Mexico: Excerpt of Agricultural Related HTS Codes as noted in the Federal Register publication Relevant HTS Description Import Duty (%age duty) CY 2011 Volume Articles (Unit, Metric Ton, Liter) Nov. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. World U.S. 24 1 1 1 1 2012 2014 2015 2016 2017 2 0105.11.01 Live chickens, Ex. 2,288,263 2,128,325 ducks, geese, turkeys, and guineas (not requiring feed during transport) 3 0207.11.01 Meat and edible 175 150 125 100 75 7,325 7,325 offal of poultry under heading 0105, fresh, chilled, or frozen (not cut in pieces, fresh or chilled) 3 0207.12.01 Meat and edible 175 150 125 100 75 1,243 1,243 offal of poultry under heading 0105, fresh, chilled, or frozen (not cut in pieces, frozen) 3 0207.13.01 Chicken cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 174,617 174,617 edible offal, fresh or chilled (mechanically deboned) 3 0207.13.02 Chicken cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 26,398 26,398 edible offal, fresh or chilled (carcasses) 3 0207.13.03 Chicken cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 124,337 124,337 edible offal, fresh or chilled (legs, thights, and thighs in one piece) 3 0207.13.99 Chicken cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 39,701 39,701 edible offal, fresh or chilled (other) 3 0207.14.01 Chicken cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 40,247 32,400 edible offal, frozen (mechanically deboned) 3 0207.14.03 Chicken cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 0 0 edible offal, frozen MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 4 (carcasses) 3 0207.14.04 Chicken cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 125,675 125,337 edible offal, frozen (legs, thights, and thighs in one piece) 3 0207.14.99 Chicken cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 24,425 18,729 edible offal, frozen (other) 5 0207.24.01 Turkeys, not cut in 100 75 60 45 7,307 7,307 pieces, fresh or chilled 5 0207.25.01 Turkeys, not cut in 100 75 60 45 8,330 7,729 pieces, frozen 3 0207.26.01 Turkey, cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 6,703 6,703 edible offal, fresh or chilled (mechanically deboned) 3 0207.26.02 Turkey, cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 NA NA edible offal, fresh or chilled (carcasses) 3 0207.26.99 Turkey, cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 97,144 97,144 edible offal, fresh or chilled (other) 3 0207.27.01 Turkey, cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 4,280 2,483 edible offal, frozen (mechanically deboned) 3 0207.27.03 Turkey, cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 NA NA edible offal, frozen (carcasses) 3 0207.27.99 Turkey, cuts and 175 150 125 100 75 26,803 25,525 edible offal, frozen (other) 4 0207.41.01 Meat of ducks, 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA fresh or chilled, not cut in pieces 4 0207.42.01 Meat of ducks, 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA frozen, not cut in pieces (mechanically deboned) 4 0207.44.01 Cuts and offal of 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA ducks, fresh or chilled, (other) 4 0207.45.99 Cuts and offal of 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA ducks, frozen, (other) 4 0207.51.01 Cuts and offal of 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA geese, fresh or chilled, (other) 4 0207.52.01 Cuts and offal of 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 5 geese, frozen, (other) 4 0207.54.01 Poultry, other cuts 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA and offal, other, fresh or chilled 4 0207.55.99 Poultry, cuts and 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA offal, other, frozen 4 0207.60.01 Poultry, other, not 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA cut in pieces, fresh or chilled 4 0207.60.02 Poultry, other, not 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA cut in pieces, frozen 4 0207.60.99 Poultry, other 150 100 60 45 Ex. NA NA 4 0209.10.01 Pig fat, free of lean 150 100 60 45 15 NA NA meat, not rendered or otherwise extracted, fresh, chilled, frozen, etc. 2, 9, 11, 0209.90.01 Poultry fat, free of 150 100 45 20 Ex. NA NA 12, 13 lean meat, not rendered or otherwise extracted, fresh, chilled, frozen, etc. 4 0209.90.99 Poultry fat, free of 150 100 60 45 15 NA NA lean meat, not rendered or otherwise extracted, fresh, chilled, frozen, etc. (other) 10 0301 Fish, Live 19 17 15 10,523,153 9,305,865 10 0302 Fish, fresh or 19 17 15 1,004 621 chilled, excluding fillets and boneless fish meat; fish livers and roes, fresh or chilled 10 0303 Fish, frozen, 19 17 15 58,455 10,151 excluding fillets and boneless fish meat; fish livers and roes, frozen 10 0304 Fish fillets and 19 17 15 78,378 134 other fish meat, fresh, chilled, or frozen 10 0305 Fish, dried, salted, 19 17 15 2,588 30 or in brine; smoked; fish meal for human consumption 10 0306 Crustaceans, live, 19 17 15 11,183 238 MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 6 fresh, chilled, frozen; in shell, cooked; flours, meals, etc. for human consumption 10 0307 Molluscs, live, fresh, 19 17 15 10,803 1,306 chilled, frozen; in shell, cooked; flours, meals, etc. for human consumption 10 0308 Aquatic 19 17 15 NA NA invertabrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, live, fresh, chilled, frozen, etc. 9, 12, 13 0402.10.01 Milk and cream, 60 50 45 193,996 170,065 concentrated or containing added sweeteners, fat content not exceeding 1.5% by weight (powder or table form) 9, 12, 13 0402.21.01 Milk and cream, 60 50 45 30,304 318 concentrated or containing added sweeteners, fat content exceeding 1.5% by weight (powder or table form) 5 0406.10.01 Cheese and curd, 100 75 60 45 5,034 5,030 unripened or uncured, fresh, (including whey cheese and curd) 5 0406.30.01 Cheese, processed, 100 75 60 45 25 25 not grated or powdered (fat content not exceeding 36% by weight and with a fat content by dry weight exceeding 48%) 5 0406.30.99 Cheese, processed, 100 75 60 45 726 397 not grated or powdered (other) 5 0406.90.03 Cheese, NESOI, 100 75 60 45 26 25 MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 7 including cheddar and colby (of soft paste, colonia type) 5 0406.90.05 Cheese, NESOI, 100 75 60 45 0 0 including cheddar and colby (petit suisse kind) 5 0406.90.99 Cheese, NESOI, 100 75 60 45 17,867 17,134 including cheddar and colby (other) 2 0407.11.01 Birds' eggs, in shell, Ex. 0 0 fresh, preserved or cook, fertilized, (Gallus domesticus) 2 0407.19.99 Birds' eggs, in shell, Ex. 0 0 fertilized, (Other) 3 0701.90.99 Potatoes, fresh or 175 150 125 100 75 86,547 86,547 chilled, except seed (Other) 5 0713.33.02 Leguminous 100 75 60 45 30,005 1,751 vegetables, dried shelled, kidney beans, including (Phaseolus vulgaris), (white beans except for sowing) 5 0713.33.03 Leguminous 100 75 60 45 78,550 74,434 vegetables, dried shelled, kidney beans, including (Phaseolus vulgaris), (black beans except for sowing) 5 0713.33.99 Leguminous 100 75 60 45 20,805 18,766 vegetables, dried shelled, kidney beans, including (Phaseolus vulgaris), (other except for sowing) 2, 9, 12 0806.10.01 Grapes, fresh, 35 20 15 69,832 50,370 (imported during July 1 to October 31) 9, 12, 13 0901.21.01 Coffee, roasted, not 60 50 45 1,733 1,039 decaffeinated (not decaffeinated) 9, 12, 13 0901.22.01 Coffee, roasted, 60 50 45 168 108 decaffeinated (decaffeinated) MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 8 9, 12, 13 0901.90.99 Coffee substitutes 60 50 45 1 1 containing coffee; husks and skins (other) 2, 9, 11, 1001.11.01 Wheat and meslin 60 45 20 15 NA NA 12 (for sowing) 2, 9, 11, 1001.19.99 Wheat and meslin 60 45 20 15 NA NA 12 (other) 2, 9, 11, 1001.91.99 Wheat and meslin 60 45 20 15 NA NA 12 seed, not durum (other) 2, 9, 11, 1001.99.99 Wheat and meslin, 60 45 20 15 0 0 12 not seed, not durum) 2, 9, 11 1002.10.01 Rye 7 5 Ex. NA NA 2, 9, 11 1002.90.99 Rye, other than 7 5 Ex. NA NA seed 2, 9, 11, 1003.10.01 Barley seed (for 7 5 3 Ex. 0 0 12 sowing) 2, 9, 11, 1003.90.01 Barley, other than 100 60 45 15 Ex. 0 0 12, 13 seed 2, 9, 11, 1003.90.99 Barley, other 100 60 45 15 Ex. NA NA 12, 13 (other) 2, 9, 11 1004.10.01 Oats, seed (for 7 5 Ex. 0 0 sowing) 2, 9, 11 1004.90.99 Oats, other than 7 5 Ex. 0 0 seed 2, 9, 11, 1005.90.01 Corn (Popcorn) 15 10 5 Ex. 53,513 53,307 12 2, 9, 11 1005.90.02 Corn, sweet corn 7 5 Ex. 0 0 2, 9, 11 1006.40.01 Rice, broken 7 5 Ex. 2,592 2,592 2, 9, 11 1008.10.01 Buckwheat 7 5 Ex. 0 0 2, 9, 12 1008.21.01 Millet (for sowing) 35 20 15 0 0 2, 9, 12 1008.29.99 Millet (other than 35 20 15 0 0 seed) 2, 9, 12 1008.30.01 Canary seed 15 10 5 Ex. 61,531 0 2, 9, 11 1008.40.01 Crab grass (Digitaria 7 5 Ex. NA NA spp.). 2, 9, 11 1008.50.01 Quinoa 7 5 Ex. NA NA (Chenopodium quinoa). 2, 9, 11 1008.60.01 Triticale. 7 5 Ex. NA NA 2, 9, 11 1008.90.99 Cereals, NESOI, 7 5 Ex. 33 33 (other cereals) 7 1101.00.01 Wheat or meslin 13 10 93,044 92,272 flour 7 1102.20.01 Corn flour (of which 13 10 23,929 23,906 90% passes through a wire mesh of 250 micrometers) 7 1102.90.01 Cereal flours, 13 10 608 574 NESOI, (rice) MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 9 7 1102.90.02 Cereal flours, 13 10 0 0 NESOI, (rye) 7 1102.90.99 Cereal flours, 13 10 2,714 1,543 NESOI, (other) 6 1103.11.01 Cereal groats, 9 7 6 5 33 23 meals, and pellets, wheat (wheat) 6 1103.13.01 Cereal groats, 9 7 6 5 38,917 38,915 meals, and pellets, corn (corn) 6 1103.19.01 Cereal groats, 9 7 6 5 2,179 0 meals, and pellets, NESOI (oats) 6 1103.19.02 Cereal groats, 9 7 6 5 0 0 meals, and pellets, NESOI (rice) 6 1103.19.99 Cereal groats, 9 7 6 5 0 0 meals, and pellets, NESOI (other) 6 1103.20.01 Pellets of wheat 9 7 6 5 0 0 and other cereals (wheat) 6 1103.20.99 Pellets of wheat 9 7 6 5 0 0 and other cereals (other) 6 1104.12.01 Grains, rolled or 9 7 6 5 11,956 8,180 flaked, oats (oats) 6 1104.19.01 Grains, rolled or 9 7 6 5 55 55 flaked, NESOI (barley) 6 1104.19.99 Grains, rolled or 9 7 6 5 8,236 8,227 flaked, NESOI (other) 6 1104.22.01 Grains, worked 9 7 6 5 24,731 76 (hulled, pearled, sliced), of oats (oats) 2, 9, 11 1104.23.01 Grains, worked 7 5 Ex. 172,509 172,509 (hulled, pearled, sliced), of corn (corn) 6 1104.29.01 Grains, worked 9 7 6 5 21 21 (hulled, pearled, sliced), NESOI (barley) 6 1104.29.99 Grains, worked 9 7 6 5 2,473 2,472 (hulled, pearled, sliced), NESOI (other) 6 1104.30.01 Germs of cereals, 9 7 6 5 52 52 whole, rolled, flaked or ground MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 10 7 1105.10.01 Flour and meals of 13 10 28 2 potatoes (flour, meal, and powder) 7 1105.20.01 Flakes, granules, 13 10 19,641 16,282 and pellets of potatoes 7 1106.10.01 Flour and meal of 13 10 77 76 dried leguminous vegetables, of sago or roots; flour, meal, and powder of fruits and nuts (HTS heading 0713) 7 1106.20.01 Flour and meal of 13 10 130 129 dried leguminous vegetables, of sago or roots; flour, meal, and powder of fruits and nuts (yucca flour, manioc, or cassava) 7 1106.20.99 Flour and meal of 13 10 0 0 dried leguminous vegetables, of sago or roots; flour, meal, and powder of fruits and nuts (other) 7 1106.30.01 Flour and meal of 13 10 NA NA dried leguminous vegetables, of sago or roots; flour, meal, and powder of fruits and nuts (sago flour) 7 1106.30.99 Flour and meal of 13 10 606 136 dried leguminous vegetables, of sago or roots; flour, meal, and powder of fruits and nuts (other) 2, 9, 11, 1107.10.01 Malt, not roasted, 100 60 45 15 Ex. 251,667 240,157 12, 13 2, 9, 11, 1107.20.01 Malt, roasted 100 60 45 15 Ex. 1,361 1,330 12, 13 7 1108.11.01 Starches, wheat 13 10 142 123 7 1108.12.01 Starches, corn 13 10 10,844 10,795 7 1108.13.01 Starches, potato 13 10 23,658 1,733 7 1108.14.01 Starches, cassava 13 10 2,949 28 7 1108.19.01 Starches, NESOI 13 10 0 0 (sago) MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 11 7 1108.19.99 Starches, NESOI 13 10 1,592 679 (other) 7 1108.20.01 Inulin 13 10 3,338 0 7 1109.00.01 Wheat gluten 13 10 5,081 193 4 1501.10.01 Lard; other pig and 150 100 60 45 15 0 0 poultry fat, rendered, whether or not pressed or solvent-extracted (pig) 4 1501.20.01 Pig fat, other than 150 100 60 45 15 0 0 lard, not including HTS 0209 or 1503 (pig) 4 1501.90.99 Poultry fat, other 150 100 60 45 15 0 0 than HTS 0209 (other) 4 1516.10.01 Animal fats and oil, 150 100 60 45 15 1,342 1,342 hydrogenated, interesterified, reesterified, etc., not further prepared, 2 1521.10.01 Vegetable waxes Ex. 183 18 (other than triglycerides), (carnauba) 2, 11, 1702.40.99 Sugars, NESOI, 150 100 75 50 164,601 160,482 12, 13 glucose and glucose syrup in the dry state at least 20% but less than 50% by weight of fructose (other) 3 1702.50.01 Sugars, NESOI, 175 150 125 100 75 10,699 10,699 chemically pure fructose in solid form 3 1702.60.01 Sugars, NESOI, 175 150 125 100 75 1,418,514 1,394,118 fructose and fructose syrup more than 50% by weight of fructose 3 1702.60.02 Sugars, NESOI, 175 150 125 100 75 0 0 fructose and fructose syrup more than 60% and less than 80% by weight of fructose 3 1702.60.99 Sugars, NESOI, 175 150 125 100 75 1,563 2 fructose and fructose syrup MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 12 other 2, 9, 11, 1801.00.01 Cocoa beans, whole 10 7 5 Ex. 18,922 0 12 or broken, raw or roasted. 2, 9, 11, 1802.00.01 Cocoa shells, husks, 10 7 5 Ex. 1 1 12 skins and other cocoa waste. 9, 11, 12 1803.10.01 Cocoa paste, not 10 5 Ex. 220 15 defatted 9, 11, 12 1803.20.01 Cocoa paste, wholly 10 5 Ex. 636 0 or partly defatted 9, 11, 12 1804.00.01 Cocoa butter, fat 10 5 Ex. 626 34 and oil 9, 11, 12 1805.00.01 Cocoa powder, not 15 10 5 8,388 1,850 containing added sugar or other sweeteners 5 1901.90.05 Malt extract; food 100 75 60 45 18,136 621 products of flour, meal, etc. with cocoa under 40% and milk or cream products with cocoa under 50% (more than 50% by weight dairy solids) 5 2101.11.01 Coffee extracts 100 75 60 45 1,383 873 (instant coffee, not flavored) 5 2101.11.02 Coffee extracts of 100 75 60 45 141,109 117,903 liquid coffee whether or not frozen 5 2101.11.99 Preparations with a 100 75 60 45 349 141 basis of extracts, essences, etc. not containing added sugard 5 2101.12.01 Coffee extracts, etc. 100 75 60 45 1,561 1,056 (not containing added sugar) 2, 9, 11, 2309.90.01 Prepared Foods for 7 5 3 Ex. 218 218 12 Poultry Mixed of Different Crushed Vegetable Seeds 2, 9, 11, 2309.90.02 Pastures, whether 7 5 3 Ex. 0 0 12 or not added with mineral materials 2, 9, 11, 2309.90.07 Concentrated 7 5 3 Ex. 5,165 4,855 12 preparations for the manufacture of balanced feed, MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 13 except those HTS 23099010 and 23099011 2, 9, 11, 2309.90.08 Milk substitutes for 7 5 3 Ex. 90 90 12 calves based on casein, powder milk, animal fat, soy lecithin, vitamins, minerals and antibiotics, excluding HTS 2309 2, 9, 11, 2309.90.09 Concentrates or 7 5 3 Ex. 26 0 12 stimulant preparations based on vitamin B12. 2, 9,11, 2309.90.10 Containing milk 7 5 3 Ex. 899 639 12 solids exceeding 10%, but not exceeding 50% by weight. 2, 9, 11, 2309.90.11 Prepared food 7 5 3 Ex. 9,547 9,504 12 containing milk products exceeding 50% by weight. 2, 9, 11, 2309.90.99 Animal feed 7 5 3 Ex. 150,271 139,273 12 preparations (mixed feeds), other than dog or cat food for retail sale Author Defined: Useful Mexican Web Sites: Mexico's equivalent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (SAGARPA) can be found at www.sagarpa.gob.mx, equivalent to the U.S. Department of Commerce (SE) can be found at www.economia.gob.mx and equivalent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (SALUD) can be found at www.salud.gob.mx. These web sites are mentioned for the readers' convenience but USDA does NOT in any way endorse, guarantee the accuracy of, or necessarily concur with, the information contained on the mentioned sites. MX 2089 Tariff Reduction Upsets Domestic Industry Page 14
Posted: 19 December 2012

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