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USMCA Watch: Rubio Seeks To Dig Over Fruit Rules, May Earn AMLO’s Ire

Ags - Fruit/Veg 126 Mexico 840 Tariffs 1768 U.S. 5203 USMCA 452

The finalized U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement has yet to achieve passage through each country’s legislatures, yet there are already challenges regarding rules that were left out. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) and others have introduced legislation requiring U.S. antidumping cases to consider seasonal rather than annual average import figures to be used when assessing agricultural cases. That would have a significant impact on the fruit industry – U.S. imports of berries have climbed 13.6% in the 12 months to Oct. 31 with Mexico accounting for 65.8% of the total. Aside from complicating supply...

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