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FPAA: Florida tomato suspension agreement claims “baseless”

- General News
The recent request by the Florida Tomato Exchange (FTE) asking the Department of Commerce to withdraw from the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement jeopardizes the availability of the variety of tomatoes that US consumers expect at prices they can afford and would harm U.S. businesses. 

FTE: The Tomato Suspension Agreement must be terminated

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Today, the Florida Tomato Exchange filed a request with the U.S. Department of Commerce to terminate the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement because it has failed to stop unfairly traded Mexican tomatoes from destroying the U.S. tomato industry.

Florida tomatoes rebound from Hurricane Ian

- General News
Florida’s November tomato crop will be smaller than normal due to the impact of Hurricane Ian, but Florida will remain a significant supplier from now through December.

FTE: FPAA resorts to scaremongering over tomato agreement

- General News
Despite erroneous claims by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, the Florida Tomato Exchange hasn’t proposed any changes to the Tomato Suspension Agreement.

FPAA says Florida actions drive up tomato prices

- General News
The Florida Tomato Exchange is pushing the Department of Commerce to fundamentally change long-standing industry sales practices to the benefit of a small group of Florida growers and the detriment of the produce industry at large.

Florida group launches site to report Mexican tomato violators

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Any information deemed credible will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Commerce with a request to be treated under an Administrative Protective Order so that it will not be made public.

Tomato border inspections: So far, so good

- Analysis
Nearly five months after they began, how well have the border inspections worked?

ITC confirms dumped Mexican tomatoes harms U.S. producers

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The U.S. International Trade Commission found that dumped Mexican tomatoes threaten the U.S. tomato industry. The …

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Florida Tomato Exchange asks Commerce Department to reopen antidumping investigation

- General News
The investigation was suspended on September 19, 2019, when a new suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican growers and exporters went into effect. U.S. trade law, however, permits domestic producers to request continuation of the investigation.

STATEMENT: Florida Tomato Exchange Urges USDA to Act Quickly to Stop Tomato Disease from Spreading in U.S.

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) issued an alert yesterday regarding the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), which was recently detected in Mexican tomatoes at several grocery stores in Florida.