President of Mexico pointed out that there will not be a lawsuit over avocado with the United States

Published Jun 21, 2024

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The USDA has temporarily halted imports of avocados and mangoes from Michoacán, Mexico, following a security incident in which two USDA inspectors were attacked and detained. The import pause is due to ongoing security concerns, with efforts being made to evaluate the situation and enhance staff safety. Both the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the USDA are working towards a resolution to prevent unilateral measures and ensure the smooth flow of agricultural trade. This suspension does not impact avocados already in transit.
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A few days ago, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) temporarily stopped imports of avocados and mangoes from Michoacán, Mexico, after a security incident in which two inspectors from the US entity were affected. At the time, Ambassador Ken Salazar revealed that USDA employees were attacked and detained while carrying out their work in the state of Michoacán inspecting avocados. Inspections have been paused until further notice while the security situation is reviewed and appropriate measures for staff are put in place. Given what happened, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said in a press conference that “we have to solve the avocado issue.” “We have a very good relationship with President Biden, with the ambassador. Surely a meeting will be held these days,” he said. López Obrador indicated that he will ask the Foreign Minister, Alicia Bárcena, to seek the United States ambassador to find a solution. “If they insist that there are threats to ...
Source: MXfruit
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