Mexican potato farmers to keep up fight against U.S. imports
Topics: MEXICAN U.S.
This strengthened the determination of Mexican farmers to continue their fight against the trade.
The US exports about $60 million worth of fresh spuds across the southern border every year, despite a major Mexican trade barrier that only allows US imports within 26 kilometers of the border.
That could rise as high as $200 million per year if the court rules to give U.S. potatoes full access to the Mexican market.
According to the USDA, that’s still a relatively small portion of the $19.1 billion worth of total US agri exports to Mexico in 2020. ■