The manager of the IACHR, Mario Haroldo Robles Escalante, stated that despite the exceptional restrictions that the US government has imposed to stop the expansion of the coronavirus, the measure to review 100% of the trucks loaded with Mexican tomatoes that enter the United States, will continue to enter into effect. It is part of the latest agreement reached to suspend the tomato dumping investigation. "They have said that they will carry out these inspections. I was told that the health of their inspectors will be protected and that there are no other types of problems," Robles Escalante stated.
This new agreement was signed in September and the Commerce Department requested 90 days to prepare logistically to be able to provide a good service with sufficient personnel and adequate facilities on American soil where the reviews will be carried out.
The dumping of Mexican tomatoes investigation was initiated in 1996 at the request of Florida horticulturists. It determined that the exporters of this vegetable had incurred in a 20.91% dumping, which will be the tariff applied to tomato imports in the event that the marketing agreement is suspended due to a breach of any of its clauses.