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2005
Cargill v. Mexico Cargill, Incorporated v. United Mexican States (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/05/2)
Applicable IIA
Nationality of the parties
Mexico
United States of America
Summary of matters at issue
Ownership of local company engaged in the manufacture and production of certain fructose syrup used as soft drink sweetener.
Claims arising out of Mexico's 2002 adoption of a tax on beverages containing high fructose corn syrup, that allegedly affected the claimants' investments in the high fructose corn syrup industry in Mexico.
Economic sector and subsector
Secondary: C - Manufacturing
10 - Manufacture of food products
Arbitral rules and administering institution
ICSID AF (ICSID Additional Facility)
ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
Composition of tribunal
Pryles, M. C.
Caron, D. D.
McRae, D. M.
Status/Outcome of original proceedings
Decided in favour of investor
Decisions rendered
Amount of compensation
123.80 mln USD
77.30 mln USD
IIA breaches alleged/found
Indirect expropriation

Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

National treatment

Most-favoured nation treatment

Performance requirements
Fair and equitable treatment/Minimum standard of treatment, including denial of justice claims

National treatment

Performance requirements
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