FPAA and TIPA Support Bipartisan Efforts to Maintain the Standard Definitions in 2019 Tomato Suspension Agreement

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) and the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) applaud the efforts of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez in leading a bipartisan letter addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo, regarding a proposal to reinterpret parts of the 2019 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico (TSA).

New Website Allows Buyers and Sellers to Report Suspected Violations of the Tomato Suspension Agreement

October 20, 2020 Florida Tomato Exchange

The Florida Tomato Exchange recently launched TomatoMonitor.com, which allows individuals and companies in the tomato trade to report suspected violations of the Tomato Suspension Agreement. The new website is an important tool for the industry to self-monitor the agreement between Mexican fresh tomato producers and the U.S. Government.

FPAA Expresses Worry That Inspection Provisions in Proposed New Tomato Suspension Agreement Will Snarl Border Traffic and Damage U.S. Tomato Market

“At that level, the inspections are not only unnecessary, they also have the potential to destabilize the U.S. tomato market,” said Lance Jungmeyer, President of the FPAA.

Tomato Suspension Agreement Discussion will be Included as a “Hot Topic” During the Viva Fresh Expo Educational Sessions

The 2019 Viva Fresh Produce Expo will host a workshop on Friday, April 26 focusing on the Tomato Suspension Agreement, an item that has become a hot topic during the last six months.

Rabobank: Tomato Fight. What is at Stake? On the Tomato Suspension Agreement

March 29, 2019 Rabobank

As half of the fresh tomatoes consumed in the US come from Mexico, potential changes to international trade would have relevant implications – not only for growers, but also for shippers, retailers, and consumers,” says David Magaña, Senior Analyst – Fresh Produce. “Specific implications for the players along this highly integrated value chain would depend on the nature of the potential outcome.”