Proposed agreement squashes US, Mexico tomato war

Associated Press
Feb. 04, 2013

Note, consumers will get screwed by this "agreement" because they'll be denied cheap tomatoes. - ChrisWASHINGTON (AP) A proposed agreement on fresh tomatoes imported from Mexico would strengthen anti-dumping enforcement and reset minimum wholesale prices, the Commerce Department said.

The agreement with Mexico's tomato industry would suspend an investigation initiated after Florida tomato growers complained that Mexican producers were selling fresh tomatoes for less than the production cost.

The proposal would replace a pact that's been in place for 16 years. The Commerce Department on Saturday released a draft of the agreement for public comment.

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