Transport strike affects lemon exports from ArgentinaApr, 10, 2019 Posted by datamarnews
The start of Argentina’s lemon export season is being severely affected due to an ongoing truck drivers stoppage in the Tucumán Province. Lemon is the primary commodity in the region and is responsible for the livelihoods of 40-45,000 farm workers. Last year, the Province earned US$1bn in revenues from lemon exports.
Tucumán Association of Cargo Carriers (ATCT) called the strike on April 3, demanding better freight rates. Producers, industrialists, packers, and exporters of citrus fruits grouped in the Association of Citrus Producers of the NOA (ACNOA) have asked the ATCT to call off the stoppage according to Fresh Plaza. ACNOA also urged the state’s law enforcement agency to intervene in the situation and ensure freedom of movement.