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Local importers ‘disappointed’ as U.S. pulls out of pricing deal on Mexican tomatoes | Nogales International

The U.S. government terminated its tomato pricing agreement with Mexico on Tuesday, a move that local importers and their allies had warned would mean higher prices for consumers and potential job losses for thousands of American workers.

As a result of the termination of the so-called Tomato Suspension Agreement, the U.S. Commerce Department will re-start an investigation into whether Mexican growers “dumped” their product in the U.S. market at unfairly low prices and undercut their mainly Florida-based domestic competitors.

“The Department of Commerce remains committed to ensuring that American domestic industries are protected from unfair trading practices,” Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a news release.

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Local importers ‘disappointed’ as U.S. pulls out of pricing deal on Mexican tomatoes | Local News Stories | nogalesinternational.com.

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