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

2020-01-20T20:18:30+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

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 [...]

Former U.S. Rep Ed Pastor Made a Big Difference in Santa Cruz County

2018-11-29T20:54:58+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Nogales, AZ- The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas is saddened to learn about the death of Former U.S. Representative Ed Pastor. From 1991-2002 Ed Pastor was the elected representative for the district covering Nogales. As Arizona’s first Latino Congressman, Ed Pastor worked hard to advocate for the produce industry, as well as securing funds for [...]

Senator McCain Stood Tall for Arizona, America and the World, Recalls FPAA Board

2018-08-30T19:51:25+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Pictured Above: The late CBP DFO William Brooks along with members of the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority and the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas met several years ago with Senator McCain to talk about trade and the new Mariposa Port. The Port Authority presented Senator McCain with an award recognizing his hard [...]

FPAA’s Annual Meeting Sees New Chairman-Elect, Board Members Selected

2018-05-24T18:31:16+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Nogales, AZ — Members of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) held their annual meeting on May 15, 2018 in Nogales, Arizona.  The annual meeting is an opportunity for members to discuss key actions from the previous year with detailed updates from the FPAA’s president, chairman, and staff.  In addition, the annual meeting is [...]