Market update on fresh fruit and vegetable quality and availability from PRO*ACT.
The Source - May 8, 2019
Bell Peppers (Eastern): Supplies are very tight.
Eggplant (Eastern): Light supplies only fair quality
Grapes (Green): Supplies remain limited and prices are higher.
Tomatoes: The Department of Commerce has officially terminated the 2013 Suspension Agreement of Fresh tomatoes from Mexico, setting a 17.56% duty on Mexico tomatoes arriving in the United States. According to the Department of Commerce, Customs and Boarder Protection will begin the collection of cash deposits or bonds in the amount of 17.56% of the value of product entering the U.S. unless or until a new deal can be made between America and Mexico.
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