The suspension agreement, signed on September 19, will prevent price falls and price under-pricing and allow trade agents to examine up to 80 Mexican tomato producers and U.S. sellers per quarter or more, with a “good reason.” The U.S. tomato industry first filed a case with U.S. trade agencies in the 1970s to compete with cheap Mexican tomatoes that were allegedly sold (or “dumped”) in the United States at a lower market value. The anti-dumping case was eventually dropped, but after NAFTA came into effect, Florida tomato growers renewed their complaint, saying Mexican tomatoes were a threat to local industry. The U.S. International Trade Commission found in favor of American breeders. In 1996, Mexican producers entered into a so-called “suspension” agreement in the face of possible anti-dumping duties on their exports. What we do know is that producers in the southeast seem cautiously optimistic that the new tomato suspension agreement will be more effective than previous iterations.
And while most Americans may be unaware of the lingering tensions between the U.S. and Mexico in the tomato trade, buyers undoubtedly benefit from access to affordable fresh produce all year round. – a detailed list of non-DE-CTORIVEs recovery costs and expense support documents; The purpose of this appendix is to clarify procedures for adjusting the selling price of significant tomatoes resulting from certain changes in the condition after shipment for USDA inspection at destination points (for example. B reception facilities). In the event of a partial refusal, the net sale price of all tomatoes accepted in the lot is obtained at a unit price equal to 100% of the applicable reference price set in Schedule A, reduced by USDA unit inspection charges and unit transport costs attributable to defective tomatoes. In these cases, the following form must be fulfilled: 51 On 10 October 1996, trade and some Mexican tomato producers/exporters proposed a proposal for a proposal to suspend the AD investigation.