Save the US Avocado Industry
Office of the United States Trade Representative
600 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20508
Dear Sir or Madam,
I, the undersigned, am writing to you as a concerned avocado grower whose livelihood is in peril due to foreign avocado producers flooding US markets. These activities have resulted in market prices plunging to historic lows putting our entire US avocado industry in a position of incurring substantial injury unless corrective action is taken. If we do nothing, the US producers of avocados will perish as we can’t be economically viable under current or predicted future conditions.
Accordingly we ask that your office immediately begin the process of making a request to the International Trade Commission (ITC) to monitor imports of the Hass avocados under the perishable agricultural product provisions of section 202(d)(l) of the Trade Act, and Section 332 (g) of the Tariff of 1930. Such a request should emphasize that the ITC's fact-finding 90 day monitoring should take place during our domestic 2021 harvesting season, and include the collection and analysis of information that would expedite a potential 201 investigation.
U.S. Avocado Grower