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Mexican avocado growers meet with U.S. officials to discuss new TMEC criteria

Mexico City, Mexico — Foreign Minister Ebrard and Michoacán Governor Ramírez meet with avocado growers from the region Saturday. The pair met with U.S. officials and the Association of Avocado Producers and Exporters of Mexico (APEAM) to discuss new TMEC criteria.

The meeting was held in Uruapan with the Governor of the state of Michoacán, Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla and APEAM General Director, Armando López Orduña.

Those attending discussed terms of exports and investment, the relationship with the U.S. who are the main importer of avocados, and the application of the new TMEC criteria, including labor and environmental issues as well as other global areas of opportunity.

The APEAM is the largest association in Mexico for the export of avocados abroad and which brings together more than 34,857 producers. In 2021-2022, APEAM registered 915,750 tons of avocados exported to the United States.