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Mexico looking to avoid tomato war with United States

Friday, October 5, 2012


Mexico's government expressed concern that the United States may cancel a 16-year-old agreement setting the price for its tomato exports, saying it will urge Washington not to opt for protectionist measures.

Mexico intends to "exercise a staunch and resolute defense of our trade interests and our Mexican tomato industry to prevent protectionist measures from being adopted," the economy ministry said in a statement, alluding to potential retaliatory tariffs.

Its remarks came after the U.S. Commerce Department announced a preliminary position last week in favor of terminating the deal.

Fuente: Efe