The Produce Reporter Week in Review – January 17, 2020

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Pamela calls in from the northern US border after a trip to Leamington, Ontario, where a hot tomato market is lighting up greenhouses--literally.

Importers prepare for mandatory tomato inspections

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With the mandatory inspections of Mexican tomatoes set to start in a few months, importers are figuring out how such a system will work.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – January 10, 2020

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Pamela’s on the road in the Rio Grande Valley reporting on crop updates, the tomato suspension …

FPAA testifies before International Trade Commission

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PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC (October 28, 2019) – A lack of innovation amongst U.S. field grown …

DOC posts final dumping margin on Mexican tomato imports

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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.

Florida Tomato Exchange asks Commerce Department to reopen antidumping investigation

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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.

FPAA: New tomato suspension agreement a “step backward”

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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.

FLORIDA: New tomato suspension agreement a “step in the right direction”

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The Florida Tomato Exchange welcomes the signing today by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato exporters of a new agreement suspending the antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico.

Walmart concerned about tomato inspections in suspension agreement

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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.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review: August 23, 2019

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Pamela explains how a frog gets into a clamshell of salad—and lives to tell the tale, and where we're getting all these giant avocados while Greg talks about where we go from here on the new tomato suspension agreement with Mexico.