In May, Mexico opened its doors, so to speak, to allow U.S. fresh market potatoes beyond the limited 16 miles of the U.S. border. Less than a month later, however, the Mexican government put a stop to U.S. potato imports, and closed its doors to the U.S. fresh potato market.
On Monday, July 7, an about face occurred and the U.S. will again be allowed to ship potatoes in the 16-mile area in Mexico.
According to Western Growers: “In seemingly schizophrenic fashion, Mexico, within the last two months, has both expanded trade opportunities for U.S. potato growers to ship to cities having a population of at least 100,000 people and has also entirely rescinded the importation of all U.S. potatoes.”
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