Nov 13, 2015
U.S. apples pour into Mexico 
as dumping dispute plays out

From the Yakima Herald: From his desk on the sales floor, Victor Ratia has no trouble selling apples to Mexico.

International politics, dumping allegations and a long-postponed decision about whether Washington’s largest export market will impose duties haven’t made life any harder for the Latin American sales specialist at Washington Fruit and Produce Co., one of the largest apple shippers in Central Washington’s fruit country and the nation.

“They need our product and they buy,” Ratia said.

The $1.9 billion state apple industry is waiting for the Mexican government to decide whether it will impose punitive duties on U.S. apple shippers for allegedly selling apples in 2013 for less than the cost of production, a tactic called dumping.

Read the rest of the Yakima Herald story here.


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