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Mexico cancels sugar export permits to the U.S.

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Mexico has canceled existing sugar export permits to the United States to avoid penalties in a dispute over the pace of shipments, a document seen by Reuters said, partly blaming the issue on unfilled positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Chamber president Humberto Jasso says the interpretation relating to how much sugar Mexico can send in the six months up to March 31 means it would only be able to export 40 percent of the quota allocated by the United States in the period, causing a concentration in the second half of the season.

Mexico's sugar mills are currently in full swing at the height of the harvest.

The amount of sugar sent to the United States varies from season to season, with a document referring to a quota of 820,000 tonnes in 2016/2017.

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