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Costa Rica avocado ban raises trade complaint

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Costa Rica has banned imports of avocados from Mexico, Guatemala and other countries over sunblotch viroid concerns.

The measure is temporary, according to the World Trade Organization. Mexico and Guatemala have filed a complaint with the WTO over the ban — a complaint endorsed by the U.S. and other countries. Sunblotch viroid can affect avocado yields and quality.

Source: The Packer