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The Marketing Of Apples Produced In Chihuahua, Mexico Against The American Giant: A Case Of Dumping


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T. de J. Perez-Chavez, E. G. Anchondo-Aguirre, J. L. Coronado-Quintana & M. A. Paredes-Aguirre


The State of Chihuahua is the largest producer of apples with about 50% of Mexican production. The objective of this paper is to discuss the procedure followed up by Mexican authorities who brought this issue up to international law as a case of dumping and to examine the implications of apple marketing in Mexico. In 1992, the Mexican apple growing union with headquarters in Chihuahua, detected apple importations coming from the United States of America at a price far below the price charged in the domestic market. As a consequence, the Mexican Secretariat of Commerce and Industrial Foment (SECOFI) initiated a dumping investigation in 1997 regarding the trade of apple imported from the United States of America into Mexico. The International Trade Commission reviewed the Mexican petition and agreed that dumping was made in apple importations. In August 2002, Mexico’s SECOFI announced its decision to cancel the 1998 U.S./Mexico apple dumping suspension agreement. Therefore, the SECOFI resumed the anti-dumping investigation, which began in 1997. The analysis concerning the apple marketing is vital to apple growers in Mexico as a way to understand their rights and to be aware of existing procedures that ensure fair competition. Keywords: dumping, anti-dumping, Chihuahua, Mexico, apple. 1 Introduction Unfair practices in international commerce can affect producers in several countries, as is the case of dumping. The term \“dumping” identifies the action


dumping, anti-dumping, Chihuahua, Mexico, apple.