FPAA Testifies Before International Trade Commission

2019-10-28T22:13:49+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Domestic gassed-green, field-grown tomato industry fails to innovate, accelerating its decline, FPAA testifies. WASHINGTON, DC (October 28, 2019) - A lack of innovation amongst U.S. field grown tomato producers is at the heart of the industry losing market share for its tomatoes, according to testimony presented Oct. 24 at the International Trade Commission. Mexican growers who [...]

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 [...]