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Mexico Slaps 20 Percent Tariff on US Apple Shipments

August 19, 2010

Mexico has slapped a 20 percent tariff on U-S Apple exports. Mexico's action is in connection with an ongoing dispute over U.S.-Mexico cross-border truck safety inspection program. Last year Mexico instituted retaliatory tariffs on U.S. pears, cherries and apricots. The action could have serious implications for Washington State growers who are poised to harvest a near record crop this fall. Mexico is the largest export market for fresh US apples. Mark Powers with the Northwest Horticultural Council talked about the tariff and how it could impact the apple industry in an exclusive KOHO News interview with Morning Show Host, Clint Strand . . .



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