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Mexican officials inspect US potatoes in latest fresh-market access development

The Colorado Potato Administrative Committee (CPAC) recently hosted a site visit by Mexican authorities for the purpose of U.S. exporters fully gaining fresh potato access to Mexico. As Spudman magazine reports, this site visit is one of the final requirements as the Mexican government moves toward restoring market access for U.S. fresh potatoes.

“The U.S. potato industry is grateful for the unwavering support of Secretary (Tom) Vilsack, Ambassador (Katherine) Tai, and the teams at USDA and USTR in this effort,” National Potato Council President Dominic LaJoie said through a statement.

With the operational work plan formally published in Mexico and the site visit concluded, Potatoes USA held a meeting this week with the industry to educate members on the specific requirements for shipping beyond the 26-kilometer zone.

Source: Spudman magazine. Read the full story here
Photo: Mexican officials inspect U.S. potatoes at a site visit in Colorado. Courtesy Spudman magazine
Related: NPC: Positive steps taken to reopen Mexico for U.S. fresh potatoes
Related: U.S. potato exports continue to improve, strong sales to Mexico

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