The US wants to export its potatoes to Mexico

US potato producers began lobbying for Mexico to effectively open its doors to US exports in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “United States Potato farmers are supporting the renegotiation of NAFTA to address this matter and related sanitary and phytosanitary issues,” according to a report by the US Congress. The United States is the world’s seventh largest exporter of potatoes in the world, with sales of $ 204 million dollars in 2016, 37 million of which corresponded to the Mexican market. Mexico continues prohibiting imports of U.S. fresh potatoes beyond a 26-kilometer area along its border with the United States, despite a number of attempts to address this issue. More