MEXICO – Mexican berry association Aneberries has said that the industry has not been negatively affected by the delays crossing the U.S. border over the last couple of weeks, despite local media reports that sales had been significantly impacted.
Aldo Mares, the organization’s president, indicated that the situation was regularizing, following an increase in average wait times from two to 6 or 7 hours.
He stressed that the main challenge for the supply chain had been adapting to the different timings for border checks, but In berries, no company has reported losses or economic impacts at the moment.
Transporters have absorbed most of the additional costs of having refrigeration units operating for longer periods, Mr. Mares added.
“We know that packing companies have been very affected because those delays affect their production lines, but in terms of the berries we haven’t seen a direct impact,” he concluded.
Source: Fresh Fruit Portal