The investigation will now shift to the International Trade Commission, which will evaluate the extent to which dumped tomatoes injured U.S. growers. The ITC will hold a hearing October 24 to hear testimony from both the U.S. and Mexican industries.
It is estimated that constructing new warehouse space for inspections will cost importers more than $200 million upfront, plus another $50 million a year in fees and other costs.
Before the comment period ended Sept. 9, the U.S.’s largest retailer told the Department of Commerce in a letter that it’s concerned the proposed increase in border inspections for tomatoes will cause a bottleneck at ports of entry and deprive consumers of product.
Mexico is prepared to act in a timely manner in events surrounding Fusarium Wilt tropical race IV (TR4), also known as Panama disease. Here's how.
There’s a new agreement for Mexican tomato imports, but importers are concerned about at least one provision.
According to news reports, there’s a new agreement for Mexican tomato imports, and it includes a piece of controversy.
As the Department of Commerce investigates dumping of Mexican tomatoes in the U.S., Blue Book reached out to spokesmen on each side of the suspension agreement dispute for a question-and-answer piece.
The tomato suspension agreement dispute between Mexico and the United States threatens to envelop more and possibly all agriculture trade between the nations.
The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced the hiring of Rubén Ramírez as PMA General Manager in Mexico, a full-time position.
According to a statement released by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the trace back is inconclusive, and that the investigation being conducted by the CDC and FDA has not been completed.