In 2021, Mexico’s Supreme Court allowed market access for the U.S. fresh potato industry beyond the border areas. For the last seven months, Bryant Christie Incorporated Vice President of Global Access Matt Lantz and other potato industry professionals have been working with Mexico on the logistics. “Mexican officials visited in December. They toured two sheds in Colorado and met with growers to make sure the U.S. understood requirements.” Lantz says there are more logistical things that must happen. “Shippers have to register with the USDA’s APHIS. Mexico importers must also register with their government. Once that happens, shipments should start. We want to walk before we run. We’ve been working on this for 20 years and don’t want to mess this up.” If all goes well, shipments are expected to start in the next six weeks. Hear the story.