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    Mexican tomatoes are one of the principal export crops hit by the United States ten per cent import surcharge - and tomato farmers are afraid for the future of this industry.

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    Mexican tomatoes are one of the principal export crops hit by the United States ten per cent import surcharge - and tomato farmers are afraid for the future of this industry. Although this year's crop has already been contracted for, and the American housewife will foot the bill, the danger is that if the surcharge remains in force beyond a year the Mexican tomato industry will collapse. At the moment it is Mexico's third largest exporter, and employs 150,000
    President Luis Echeverria told the United Nations of the danger to his country presented by the American surcharge, and emphasised that all developing countries were threatened by the move. These countries - already faced with a deficit balance of payments - would be forced to reduce their imports. President Echeverria's address is covered in our production No. 11731/71 "MEXICAN PRESIDENT ECHEVERRIA CRITICISES AMERICAN IMPORT SURCHARGE", serviced today.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA14I5FGK9A6FNIESDCGATE8QY4
    Media URN:
    VLVA14I5FGK9A6FNIESDCGATE8QY4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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