MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Economy Department says the country's tomato growers have offered better prices and quality controls to regain access to the U.S. market.
The department says talks to solve the trade dispute are going well. U.S. growers had argued Mexico was dumping tomatoes.
The department said Thursday that Mexican growers were offering to increase base prices by as much as 180%, and accept the return of damaged tomatoes.
In March, the U.S. said it was ending a 2013 suspension agreement in which Mexican growers promised to sell at fair prices, and reinstating old 17.5% tariffs.
Mexico said that one remaining sticking point was a U.S. demand that Mexican growers not offer to pay distributors' costs associated with deliveries of unacceptable fruit.