Tomato is the new star of U.S. exports

The tomato industry has currently exportation rates that are comparable or superior to those of avocado, berries and beer, with annual revenues of over US$1.6 billion, said Manuel Antonio Cazares Castro, President of the Tomato Production System. He affirms that Mexico exports around 1.8 million tons of this product per year to the U.S., out of a 3.8 million ton production. There are effective regulations for tomato exports and a special permit to introduce it into the U.S., which is why criteria should be unified, both on the U.S. and Mexico’s end.