Mexican Tomato Deal “No Bueno”

Despite reported reservations, Mexican tomato growers sign a deal with the U.S. Department of Commerce to suspend an investigation on imports into the U.S.

While the dotted line is signed, there’s doubt on both sides of the border. The proposal was settled last month, but since then, U.S. importers have said the move will lead to costly border delays. Reports claim the deal requires U.S. officials to inspect 60 to 90-percent of Mexican tomato shipments into the U.S. some say the added cost for those inspections would be around 270-million-dollars the first year and 50-million-dollars annually afterward.