Tomato Suspension Agreement 2019

On 26 November 2007, certain tomato producers/exporters in Mexico, which represent a significant percentage of all fresh tomatoes imported into the United States, informed trade in writing of their withdrawal from the 2002 Agreement, which takes effect 90 days after the date of their withdrawal letter (i.e. 24 February 2008) or earlier at the discretion of the trade. The U.S. Department of Commerce has reached an agreement with Mexican tomato producers to suspend the ongoing investigation into anti-dumping duties on fresh tomatoes from Mexico and to terminate the anti-dumping duty proceeding on tomatoes from Mexico. Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce reached an agreement with Mexican tomato producers to suspend the ongoing investigation into the anti-dumping duty on fresh tomatoes from Mexico and to end the process of imposition of anti-dumping duties on tomatoes from Mexico. “Today`s result confirms the government`s strong and intelligent approach to negotiating trade agreements,” said Trade Minister Wilbur Ross. “The department`s action brought Mexican producers to the negotiating table and resulted in an outcome that protects U.S. tomato growers from unfair trade. It also eliminates great uncertainty for Mexican producers and their workers. c. Each signatory will mark their cartons of fresh tomatoes sold in Mexico with their name, signatory number and the statement “Prohibida Su Exportacion a los EUA/Not for Export to the United States”. Sales of the signatory`s tomatoes for processing in the United States must be 42.  Signatories may continue to use identification cartons under the 2013 Suspension Agreement for up to three months after the date of entry into force, but must add on the box the type of tomato shipped from the existing labelling, i.e.

Round, Roma, specialty, stem on or tomatoes on the vine. On 6 February 2019, Commerce informed the Mexican signatories, in accordance with Section VI.B of the 2013 Agreement, that trade intended to withdraw from the 2013 Agreement, cancel the conduct and administrative checks and resume the AD customs investigation. [24] Since the notification, the trade has, as noted above, consulted with representatives of CAADES et al. and the domestic industry to discuss a possible suspension agreement. (2) The USDA controls the following shipments of fresh tomatoes from Mexico: multipurpose tomatoes and roma (including Stem On) and bulk grape tomatoes. The following fresh tomatoes are excluded from the inspection: tomatoes on the vine, special tomatoes and grape tomatoes in retail packages of 2 pounds or less. If the cargo is available for inspection, the importer [40] must request the USDA inspection and pay the related USDA fee. Inspections shall be carried out in a timely manner. A USDA inspector will normally arrive within 48 hours of receiving an importer`s formal inspection request and complete the inspection. At sites where there are normally USDA inspectors in the area, a USDA inspector will normally arrive within 24 hours of the importer`s formal inspection request and complete the inspection. The purpose of this Annex is to explain how the selling price of signatory tomatoes is controlled due to certain changes in post-shipment status after USDA inspection to destinations (e.g. B destination facilities).

In the event of refusal of a sublot, the net selling price of all tomatoes accepted in the lot shall give rise to a unit price equal to or greater than 100% of the applicable reference price set out in Appendix A, less usda unit inspection costs and unit transport costs attributable to the defective tomatoes. In such cases, the following formula must be followed: 51 The Department of Commerce said the agreement would benefit both consumers and tomato growers in Florida, Texas and Arizona. Pursuant to Section 734(d) of the Act, Commerce finds that the suspension of the investigation is in the public interest and that effective U.S. oversight of the agreement is practicable. . . .


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