Fresh Produce Association of the Americas Statement on Administration Decision Not to Impose Tariffs on Mexican Imports

Nogales. Ariz., June 8, 2019 – Lance Jungmeyer, President of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, today stated, “While we are pleased that the threat of tariffs on Mexican produce have abated, we are extremely disappointed by the business disruption that resulted.

“The imposition of tariffs was a destructive plan to solve an immigration issue. Tariffs would have cost Americans billions of dollars. In the meantime, businesses and communities that rely on commerce with Mexico have seen their livelihoods and business planning thrown into upheaval, seemingly without a care. With our integrated economies, tariffs on Mexico are counterproductive and should not be used to solve non-economic issues.

 “For the future, we urge our federal government to weigh the negative effects of these statements and look for other options that are not so disruptive.”

About the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas: The FPAA is a nonprofit trade association headquartered in Nogales, Arizona, that represents over 120 U.S. member companies involved in importing, sales and transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Mexico.  The FPAA leverages the efforts of private companies and partner-associations to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetable from Mexico.  For more information, go to: