Several greenhouses of the Middle zone await the resolution of an international instance to avoid paying and to recover the compensatory fee of the 17.56% tariff that the US Department of Foreign Trade imposed on tomato exports to that country since May 7.
Due to the cancellation of the commercial agreement for the export of tomato on February 7, Mexican exporters have had to pay a harsh tariff since May 7. This tariff is not definitive, as the Department of Commerce has until September 19 to determine if Mexican tomato exports really had affected American tomato producers, a request made two decades ago. Once the American opinion has been published, an international body will decide whether the tariff continues or is canceled. This last decision would force the American government to return the amount of the 17.56% tax charged.
The greenhouses will know in early November the decision of the international body on the measure adopted by the United States.