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Mexican potato farmers to keep up fight against U.S. imports

Christian Fernsby |
Last week, Mexico’s Supreme Court refused for the second time in six weeks to make a ruling that could allow substantial new access to the Mexican market worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually for U.S. potatoes.

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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.

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