The federal government has suspended all imports of Mexican avocados after a U.S. plant safety inspector in Mexico received a threat. Avocados will more than likely be in short supply and more expensive in the coming weeks if a current U.S. suspension of Mexican avocado import persists.
The Mexican government confirmed the U.S. government had suspended all imports of Mexican avocados after a U.S. plant safety inspector in Mexico received a threat. While the suspension is temporary, it’s unclear how long it will last.
“Obviously, we will see availability of avocados significantly decline in the next couple of weeks, and by economic logic, we can expect avocado process to increase temporarily,” Magana said.
“The suspension will remain in place for as long as necessary to ensure the appropriate actions are taken, to secure the safety of APHIS personnel working in Mexico, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said in a statement to CNBC.