Potato farmers are asking U.S. agricultural officials for support in expanding export trade into Mexico. Currently, American potato farmers and exporters are mostly barred from selling fresh potatoes in Mexico due to restrictions by the Mexican government
President 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.
Citing national security and biosecurity, a federal judge in Mexico yesterday barred the import of fresh potatoes from the United States, describing the country as 'a power that in recent times has institutionalized hostile policies towards Mexico'.