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.
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.
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.
IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show recovery continues, as Greg and others get ready to attend the inaugural FPAA Southwest International Produce Expo in Tucson next week.
With broad support from tomato producers, trade associations, state and local leaders, and beyond, NatureSweet has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce strongly urging the government to preserve the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement, which is critical to ensuring stability and fair practices in the market for fresh tomatoes.
FPAA: Anti-dumping duties will not fix what ails the Florida tomato industry, no matter how much the Florida Tomato Exchange wishes for them.
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.
The Tomato Suspension Agreement, which has been in place in various forms since 1996 and was most recently renegotiated in 2019, ensures fair trade practices and a stable market for imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico to the United States.
Preliminary findings from the Department of Commerce's third administrative review of the 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement (TSA), debunking the allegations by a special interest group seeking to terminate the TSA.
The simmering dispute over the dumping of Mexican fresh tomatoes in the U.S. market leads one to ask exactly what dumping is.