Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho Score Win as Commerce Dept. Ends Mexico Tomato Agreement
By Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News // February 9, 2019
Florida delegation offered strong support for measure
(Sunshine State News) – With the U.S. Commerce Department pulling the plug on an agreement with Mexican tomato growers, two Florida Republicans are declaring victory.
The Commerce Department announced this week that it will withdraw from the agreement by May 7.
Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee rounded up more than 45 members of Congress to sign a letter to U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross to end the agreement.
The group insisted it “has allowed unfair competition to increasingly put U.S. tomato growers out of business” and “terminating the current agreement would restart a U.S. antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico while giving Commerce more leverage to try to secure a new suspension agreement that is both effective and enforceable.”
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