Effective Immediately: Suspension Agreement to Sharply Increase Floor Prices for Mexican Tomatoes

US Department of CommerceAs reported by The Produce News, the U.S. Department of Commerce published the final version of a newly renegotiated antidumping investigation suspension agreement with producers and exporters of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, which sharply increases the reference or floor prices at which Mexican tomatoes can be sold in the United States, effective immediately.

The new reference prices, which are identical to those in the propose agreement announced by Commerce Feb. 2, range from nearly 50 percent higher than under the previous agreement to nearly three times as high.

Importantly, under the final version of the new agreement PACA is now involved in actively enforcing the agreement.  Violators could face serious penalties from fines up to losing your PACA license for repeated and flagrant violations.

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