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USSEC Works with Mexican Crushing Industry to Develop Strategies Addressing the Competitive Import and Usage of Oilseeds

USSEC is working with key Mexican importers and crushers to address the competitive import and usage of oilseeds.  USSEC Regional Director - Americas Francisco de la Torre, regional manager Nayeli Vilanova and consultant Mark Andersen met with key Mexican importers and crushers in Guadalajara and Monterrey as well as the Western Chamber of Oils and Proteins (CAPRO) to address strategies for FY14 and FY15.  These meetings took place the week of April 28 through May 1.  Last year, these two crushers imported significant oilseeds from South America and discussions took place to generate strategies going forward that will regain U.S. soy imports as well as address industry concerns on issues such as increases in other oilseed usage, biotechnology, generic soybean oil, soy food programs and non-tariff trade barriers.