Five trucks carrying 100 tonnes of the fruit from the Mexican state of Jalisco were halted at the border last week after the US reneged on an export agreement signed last year.
Mexico’s Agriculture minister José Calzada announced the two countries had agreed to begin importing avocados from Jalisco in July.
The US had previously only accepted them from the neighbouring state of Michoacán because of concerns about the prevalence of an invasive species of Mediterranean fly which infests the Jalisco crop.
But the trucks containing the fruit were turned away at the border despite complying with hygiene regulations because of a temporary halt on US potato imports, according to to the Univision TV station.
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SOURCE: News Now/Independent