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NatureSweet seeks specialty tomato exceptions from the tomato suspension agreement

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San Antonio-based NatureSweet says specialty tomatoes do not belong in the same market category as “commodity” tomatoes, and the company is seeking exceptions from the 2019 suspension agreement on tomatoes from Mexico.

Florida congressmen urge action against Mexican produce

- Analysis
You don’t have to know too much about international trade to suspect that dumping is a bad thing.

FPAA and TIPA support bipartisan efforts to maintain the standard definitions in 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement

- General News
The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas and the Texas International Produce Association applaud the efforts of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez in leading a bipartisan letter addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, regarding a proposal to reinterpret parts of the 2019 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico (TSA).

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.

Report: non-tariff barriers impact perishable imports at the Mexico-US border

- General News
The new requirement for quality inspections under the Tomato Suspension Agreement was a focal point for the report. These new quality inspections, that go above and beyond national treatment of fresh tomatoes, are one way the flow of fresh produce is delayed or restricted.

ITA to host webinars on tomato suspension agreement

- General News
The International Trade Administration’s Enforcement and Compliance group is hosting two webinars on the suspension agreement on fresh tomatoes from Mexico in March.

Florida group launches site to report Mexican tomato violators

- General News
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?

Full speed ahead on border inspections of Mexican tomatoes

- General News
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.

USDA says Mexican tomato inspections still set to begin April 4

- General News
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.