Inspections on Mexican tomatoes crossing the United States border are scheduled to start in less than two weeks. That’s a good thing, said Dante Galeazzi, CEO/President of TIPA.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a reminder that the AMS will begin inspections of tomatoes coming into the United States from Mexico at border locations on April 4.
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.
Authorities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada moved months ago to implement programs to limit the spread of a new tomato virus, ToBRFV, which is not a food safety threat to humans or animals.