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High Fructose Corn Syrup Cases: Request for Consolidation


On September 8 , 2004 , Mexico filed with the International Centre for Investment Disputes (ICSID) a request pursuant to NAFTA Article 1126 to consolidate two cases relating to a tax imposed by Mexico in 2002 on beverages made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) : Corn Products International, Inc. v. United Mexican States and Archer Daniels Midland Company and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, Inc. v. United Mexican States.  On April 11, 2005, the parties made submissions on the question of consolidation.  A hearing on the request for consolidation was held April 18, 2005.  The tribunal constituted under Article 1126 rendered its decision on May 20, 2005 denying the request for consolidation.

For further information and documents regarding this request, click here.


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