Mexican sugar deadline deal extended by 24 hours

The Department of Commerce and the Government of Mexico continue to work on an agreement Monday to avoid a tit-for-tat trade war.

On Monday the Department of Commerce announced it will extend its previously announced June 5 deadline by 1 day in hopes of finalizing a deal with the Government of Mexico over its sugar dispute, with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stating additional time would allow the two sides to complete final technical consultations.

June 5 was the imposed deadline set by the commerce department to resolve the dispute which started in 2015 when the U.S. government ruled that Mexico violated U.S.

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