Bad weather hurt Mexico’s bean crop and now trade frictions with the U.S. have importers on edge.  
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Bean importers nervous as Trump takes on Mexico

Some experts say the tariff threat is prompting Mexico to buy more Canadian beans, but analyst says it is simply due to a shortage

A dry bean trader says Mexican buyers are anxious about a potential supply disruption if verbal sparring with the United States erupts into a full-fledged trade war. U.S. President Donald Trump is contemplating slapping a 20 percent tariff on all Mexican goods crossing the border to pay for a wall he wants to build to […] Read more

Details have been finalized, and normalized beef trade with Mexico has been restored. | File photo

Beef access to Mexico resumes; could be bigger than expected

Canada’s beef industry and federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay are celebrating today because Canadian beef producers now have full access to the Mexican market. In a conference call this morning from Mexico, where he was on a trade mission, MacAulay said details have been finalized, and normalized beef trade with Mexico has been restored. “It […] Read more

Mexico closed its borders to all Canadian beef in May 2003 but reopened later that year to beef from cattle under 30 months of age. It stayed closed to beef from cattle older than 30 months and to some types of beef offal. | File photo

Mexico will fully open to Canadian beef in October

Mexico says it will open its borders to the full range of Canadian beef effective Oct. 1, removing one of the last restrictions that were imposed after BSE was found in Canada in 2003. The announcement was made today by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. […] Read more