Capital Press – U.S. exporters have been given more time to complete questionnaires related to allegations that they dumped apples in Mexico during the 2013-2014 sales season. The Chihuahua apple growers association, UNIFRUT, filed a complaint in the Mexican federal register Dec. 4 alleging U.S. shippers, mostly from Washington, sold apples in Mexico during 2013 at less than fair value, damaging Mexican growers.
Sentido Comun – The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) announced the start of the export of strawberries to China.
Reuters – Pork exports from the United States to Mexico, its biggest market, are likely to grow more slowly in 2015 after three years of record increases, as a deadly pig virus abates in both countries.
Reuters – A deal on a 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade pact could be concluded in mid-March, Mexico’s economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, said on Thursday.
Sentido Comun – Mexichem, the largest manufacturer of plastic pipes in Latin America and a major producer of chemicals, filed an appeal to the U.S. International Trade Commission decision on Chinese refrigerants.
Capital Press – The Washington apple industry is exporting more apples than a year ago despite a work slowdown by longshoremen at West Coast ports. That’s because a lot of apples are being trucked to Mexico and Canada without using the ports.
Reuters – Louis Dreyfus Commodities’ Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar have challenged the U.S.-Mexico trade deal, warning that the pact potentially harms domestic sugar refiners and prolongs a long-running dispute between the two countries.
Politico – President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will discuss the “mechanics” of how to quickly wrap up Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations when the two leaders meet today in Washington.
El Economista – To help close negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), aimed at driving trade among 12 countries, Mexico cut tariffs with other potential members, except Vietnam.
WSJ – Mexico ran up a $1.08 billion trade deficit in November as a drop in crude oil prices led to a deficit in petroleum products, offset by continued growth in exports of manufactured goods.
WSJ – The U.S. and Mexico have struck a deal to scrap tariffs on imports of Mexican sugar, ending a trade dispute that rattled candy-makers over higher costs for their key ingredient.