IN DEFENSE OF NAFTA

In Defense of Nafta Taken from Bloomberg.net By The Editors The fate of America’s most important free-trade agreement this century has become caught in a debate over its most important free-trade agreement of the last century. When opponents of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership say the…

MEXICAN TRUCKS SHOW LITTLE INTEREST IN HAULING LOADS IN THE USA

    From The Journal of Commerce   WASHINGTON — Even if the Teamsters fail to overturn a recent federal decision to allow Mexican motor carriers to haul loads past the border region, the impact of the new program may be negligible anyway. The majority…

TRUCK CAPACITY SHORT IN MEXICO

From The Journal of Commerce By:  Troy Ryler, managing director of Mexico for Transplace, can be contacted at troy.ryley@transplace.com. Last year’s peak season in Mexico brought about the worst capacity shortage we’ve experienced in a decade. The imbalance in trade between the U.S. and Mexico left…

SECURING OUR BORDER WITH HIGH TECH

  I ran into this very interesting article regarding border security and the measures that are being taken to further secure our borders and facilitate trade.  This article is from GLOBAL RESEARCH, CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON GLOBALIZATION.  www.globalresearch.ca , www.globalresearch.org   By Todd Miller and…

MEXICO DRIVES TO BECOME TOP GERMAN LUXURY AUTOMAKER

  Mexico’s German auto history began with small, cheap cars. Now it’s becoming a place where top-of-the-line German brands roll out of billion-dollar factories. By decade’s end, Mexico will claim fourth place worldwide for German luxury output after the carmakers’ home country, China and the U.S., according…

FMCSA ENDS CROSS-BORDER PILOT PROGRAM FOR MEXICAN TRUCKS

The Mexican truck lines that have been providing long-distance, cross-border service under a federal pilot program will move to normal operating status.   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it is ending the 3-year pilot program and granting authority to the carriers, pending…

MEXICO VAT TAXES TO BE REFUNDED TO MAQUILADORAS

The Mexican tax authority has begun accepting applications from maquiladoras for certification that will ease the burden of a tax reform law that took effect Jan. 1, 2014. Applications may be submitted at various times during the year depending on where in Mexico the maquila…

DHS CHIEF VISITS MEXICO PRESIDENT PENA

Published on Sunday, 23 March 2014 14:53 Written by Border Scope Mexico City, Mexico – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson Thursday wrapped up a two-day trip to Mexico where he met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and senior Mexican officials to discuss the…

NAFTA 20 YEARS OLD

  Sergio Munoz Bata is a syndicated Latin American columnist whose articles appear in 18 papers in 11 countries. He has been Executive Editor of La Opinion, the largest Spanish language newspaper, as well as a member of the Los Angeles Times editorial board.  …

NAFTA AND IT BRIGHT FUTURE. TWENTY YEARS LATER

  By Marc Lanthemann   Marc Lanthemann, a geopolitical analyst at Stratfor.  The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade deal was a…