News On French Fries and Potato Specialties from Central America
Mexico reinstates labeling exemption for foodservice products, facilitating US exports
November 12, 2020The US potato industry was informed that Mexico rescinded its new front of pack labeling regulation, reinstating the exemption for foodservice products, according to a newsletter from the National Potato Council.
Mexico removes tariffs on import frozen potatoes from the United States
May 24, 2019President Trump removed the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico on Friday, May 17. Mexico responded by removing its 20% tariff on frozen potatoes imported from the United States on May 20.
Belgapom brings James Bint and Belgian Fries to Mexico, a growing export market
February 19, 2019As the export of frozen Belgian Fries to Mexico skyrockets, Belgapom took the ambassador of Belgian Fries - James Bint - on a recent economic mission to this growing export market
Mexico Puts Tariffs on US Frozen Potato Products in Response to Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
June 13, 2018Effective immediately frozen potato products entering Mexico from the United States under Harmonized code 2004.1 will be assessed a 20% tariff.
Costa Rica explores the local production of french fries
January 22, 2015In Costa Rica, potato growers, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) are exploring the possibilities for the local production of french fries.
Costa Rica: Productores exploran negocio de papa frita
January 19, 2015Plan apoyado por el Gobierno cambia variedades y busca instalar una industria.
Costa Rica impulsará programa de producción de papa para industria y construirá planta de papa prefrita congelada
August 09, 2014El 8 de agosto se celebró por tercera vez consecutiva el Día Nacional de la Papa. Para tal ocasión, el Ministro del MAG, Luis Felipe Arauz, hizo algunos anuncios sobre la producción nacional de papa prefrita y congelada.
Productores de papa piden al consumidor tico comprar la papa producida en Costa Rica
May 29, 2012Los productores de papa piden al consumidor tico comprar la papa producida en Costa Rica. La importación de ese producto procesado, les roba mercado, y el gobierno está atado de manos para frenarla. La importación de papa prefrita que viene de Canadá...
US potato industry confident it can gain back market share in Mexico
September 15, 2011The U.S. potato industry is confident it can gain back the significant market share it lost in Mexico over a cross-border trucking dispute once the issue is resolved and remaining tariffs on U.S. products are lifted. Having watched its revenue from fr...
USPB spurs sales of frozen potato products in Mexico despite retaliatory tariff
October 26, 2010International marketing programs like those of the United States Potato Board (USPB) aim to increase export sales for US potato growers, but they serve a valuable purpose during a market downturn as well