Mexico monitors ban on fresh tomatoes in the US
The Mexican Economy Ministry announced yesterday that it would closely monitor the process by which the United States would ban the entry of fresh tomatoes from two Mexican companies and their subsidiaries.
In a statement, the agency reported that the US Office of Customs and Border Protection announced that it would begin a “product retention process” through a product retention order for tomatoes.
These vegetables are produced Agropecuarios Tomatoes by Mexican Companies Tom and Horticola and its subsidiaries that transit through ports of entry into the United States.
The foregoing, because they are associated in the production of goods with forced labor, in accordance with their national law. SE noted that Although this process doesn’t happen under-People”, the treaty provides for “cooperative provisions” for the identification and movement of goods produced by forced labour.
In addition, the Ministry of the Economy reiterated its commitment to combat forced labor under the T-MEC, saying it respects the decisions and procedures of national law in the United States. added that Affected companies are likely to resort to a mechanism to review the matter before United States officials.
On October 21, US Customs and Border Protection announced that it would begin a “product retention process” through a withholding order.
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