Rejecting warnings that it could ignite a trade war, the Obama administration on Thursday said it planned to change its tomato-trading rules with Mexico, siding with Florida growers who complained that a glut of imports threatened to shut down the U.
Turks and Caicos Free Press
The Commerce Department on Thursday indicated it may side with Florida tomato growers and squash a 16-year-old trade agreement with Mexico . The move would allow U.S. growers to seek anti-dumping duties on imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico.
Depending on who you believe, Thursday was either a bad day for lovers of both free trade and vine-ripened romas a prelude to higher prices or the first step in the renaissance of a U.S. tomato industry that has been in decline. At issue: an...