A Mexican candy company says it is in trouble because of bad reviews from the United States after the Mexican state of Chihuahua banned the company from selling its products.
Chihuahuan Governor Jose Luis Diaz-Guzman said on Friday the state would prohibit the sale of Mexican candy from March 21 because of what it called the negative reviews it has received from the U.S. market.
He added the ban was in response to the criticism by U.N. human rights experts.
Chimney Candy in northern Chihuahuas state said it had not received any negative reviews since the state’s ban on selling Mexican candy began on March 10.
The Mexican government has warned that selling Mexican products to the U, especially from the southern border, could lead to violence and a crackdown on the business.
The U.T.O., a human rights group, said in a report last month that the U-20 and U-23 teams that won the world championships at the 2018 World Cup in Russia could face prison time if they were found guilty of violating the law.
The U.K.-based chocolate company, which has been making candy since 1882, said it has had to stop production in Mexico because of a shortage of cocoa, which is used to make cocoa powder.
It said the ban could lead the company to stop its production in other parts of the country and shut down.
Chocolate companies in the U’s Central and South America have been hit by similar bans.
Mexico has not banned cocoa imports from the Central American country, but it has imposed import quotas for the cocoa.