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FPAA’s riposte on gas-ripened tomatoes

- Analysis
The continuing Mexican tomato war, which has pitted many American growers against importers, has raised a back-and-forth between the Florida Tomato Exchange, which represents growers from Florida and other American states, against the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, which represents shippers who import the product from Latin America.

FPAA: Growing chorus of U.S. voices speak out in opposition to tomato tax

- General News
With the month-long rebuttal period coming to a close earlier this week, more than 450 companies, organizations, associations and government leaders have now submitted comments urging the U.S. Department of Commerce to uphold the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement.

Florida Tomato Exchange’s EVP comments on tomato dumping

- Analysis
The U.S. Department of Commerce is in the process of determining whether to continue the current Tomato Suspension Agreement with Mexico, in effect since 2019, which regulates Mexican tomato exports to the United States.

FPAA: Anti-dumping duties are not the answer to Florida tomato growers’ woes

- General News
FPAA: Anti-dumping duties will not fix what ails the Florida tomato industry, no matter how much the Florida Tomato Exchange wishes for them.

Pioneer, founder of Omega Produce honored by FPAA

- General News
The late Emilia Gotsis, founder of Omega Produce, has been honored as a pillar of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.

FPAA: Pending Commerce Department decision on tomato imports could kill U.S. jobs, hike prices

- General News
In the most recent development from the Florida Tomato Exchange’s fight to terminate a successful tomato trade agreement, today marks the close of the month-long rebuttal period and the start of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision-making period. 

A glimpse into dumping

- Analysis
The simmering dispute over the dumping of Mexican fresh tomatoes in the U.S. market leads one to ask exactly what dumping is.

FTE: FPAA cites study with no basis in reality to distract from Mexican dumping

- General News
Last week, the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, which represents importers of Mexican tomatoes, used a misleading study to distract from Mexico’s record of dumping tomatoes.

SWIPE 2023 session spotlights women leaders in produce

- General News
The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is proud to announce a not-to-be-missed educational speaker session at the Southwest International Produce Expo (SWIPE) from November 2-4, 2023.

Study shows proposed U.S. tariffs could spike tomato prices

- General News
American consumers could soon be paying approximately 50% more for retail tomatoes, according to a new economic analysis of proposed punitive duties on fresh tomatoes from Mexico currently under consideration by the U.S. Department of Commerce.