FPAA Finalizes Exciting History Story Telling Sessions for 2019 Fall Convention Association- Celebrating 75 years of Success Since Founding in 1944

2019-10-09T19:33:30+00:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Nogales, AZ—The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) has finalized an exciting list of speakers for its 51st Annual Produce Convention and Golf Tournament.  The Convention will be held November 7-9, 2019 in Tubac, Arizona, located just north of one the largest ports of entry for fresh fruits and vegetables from Mexico. The speakers and valuable [...]

FPAA Calls Tomato Suspension Agreement a “Step Backward”

2019-10-07T21:03:30+00:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 - A new Tomato Suspension Agreement will ensure continued market access for Mexican tomatoes but it comes at an extreme cost to importers, who will face unjustified costs and disruption to business due to the controversial Border Inspection Mechanism, which acts as a technical barrier to trade. “It is outrageous that Commerce used [...]

FPAA expresses worry that inspection provisions in proposed new Tomato Suspension Agreement will snarl border traffic and damage U.S. tomato market

2019-08-21T21:58:55+00:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

FPAA expresses worry that inspection provisions in proposed new Tomato Suspension Agreement will snarl border traffic and damage U.S. tomato market Nogales, Ariz., August 21, 2019 – The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is gratified that the Unites States Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers have produced a new draft Tomato Suspension Agreement that [...]

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Tomato Suspension Agreement Proposal Invites Antitrust Concern

2019-08-07T16:45:40+00:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Pending new proposal gives unfair advantage to one type of U.S. seller of Mexican tomatoes over others Nogales, Ariz., Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Tomato Suspension Agreement proposed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in July has deeply flawed provisions that infringe upon federal laws and are unlikely to survive antitrust and other legal [...]

Fresh Produce Association of the Americas Expresses Alarm About Potential Monopoly of U.S. Tomato Market

2019-06-26T19:12:10+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

A small group of Florida companies is pushing dramatic changes to U.S. trade policy that will  drive other U.S. companies out of the tomato supply chain and disadvantage consumers Nogales, Arizona (June 26, 2019) – The Tomato Suspension Agreement should be continued but the agreement should maintain equal market access for all U.S. marketers of Mexican [...]

FPAA Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Coalition for Defending U.S. Companies through Continued Opposition to Seasonal Trade Provision Members Resist Efforts to Include Protectionist Barriers to Trade of Fresh Produce in USMCA

2019-06-25T17:36:24+00:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

For Immediate Release: June 25, 2019 For additional information contact: Lance Jungmeyer, (520) 287-2707 Nogales, AZ- A bipartisan group of 23 Senators and House Members sent a strong message to the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer reiterating opposition to any attempts to reinsert a seasonal antidumping provision into implementing language of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The [...]

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

2019-06-13T18:44:30+00:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

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 [...]

A New Tariff on Mexican Goods Will Impose A $3 Billion Food Tax on American Consumers, According to U.S. Produce Importers and Distributors

2019-05-31T15:59:01+00:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

May 31, 2019 - Nogales, Arizona – Americans will be paying an extra $3 billion for avocados, tomatoes, mangos and other fruits and vegetables if 25% tariffs on Mexican imports into the U.S. take effect in October, according to the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas. “This is a tax on healthy diets, plain and simple,” said FPAA President [...]

FPAA Disappointed that Commerce Has Ended the Tomato Suspension Agreement

2019-05-07T23:12:01+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is disappointed the Department of Commerce has terminated the Tomato Suspension Agreement. The agreement has been an important tool in protecting over 33,000 American jobs and creating stability in the marketplace. Many entities appealed for the signature of a new or revised Tomato Suspension Agreement. To that end, [...]

Produce Industry Applauds Governor Ducey’s Commitment to Arizona Jobs Strategic Port Infrastructure Investment May Yield 200 More Jobs for Arizona

2019-01-21T17:38:48+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Home Page Featured Story|

NOGALES, Ariz. (JAN. 18, 2019, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - An Arizona state investment in a cold inspection facility in Nogales is set to broaden fresh fruit and vegetable availability, helping boost employment and economic development. Governor Doug Ducey’s proposed budget includes $700,000 toward the construction of a cold inspection facility at Mariposa Port of Entry. Along [...]