TRUCKS ARE KING WITH NAFTA TRADE

      The Trucker News Services Three of the five transportation modes carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in August 2013 than in August 2012 as the value of overall U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, rose 2.0…

SECURITY MAIN ISSUE IN DELAY OF RAILROAD BRIDGE WITH MEXICO

  BROWNSVILLE — Lauded last year as a model of cooperation and a means to boost Texas’ robust trade relationship with Mexico, a rail project here in the Rio Grande Valley has hit a snag over the relocation of an X-ray machine. And if Cameron…

TOP 5 REASON THE U.S./MEXICO BORDER IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR ECONOMY

1. U.S.-Mexico trade surpasses $1 billion every day, with the vast majority of bilateral commerce crossing our land border. Mexico is the second largest destination of U.S. goods and services after Canada. In 2012, U.S. exports to Mexico totaled $216 billion—more than U.S. exports to…

THANK YOU NAFTA

  By:  Perry B. Newman/Atlantica Group/The Forecaster     Yes, you read that right.   While it’s old hat, if not a broken record, to deride NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement (remember Ross Perot and the “giant sucking sound?”) much good continues to emerge…

TRADE COMMUNITY MEETS IN DC TO TALK TRADE FACILITATION AND INNOVATION

The trade community expressed optimism that business and government leaders will work together to transform trade processes and improve the pace and security of cross-border commerce during the March 6 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in…

C-TPAT PROGRAM NEEDS TO RELOAD

    Customs’ C-TPAT Goal: Show ’Em the Money Submitted by IFCBA on Fri, 2013-01-18 13:53 The following is from the 17 January 2013 edition of Journal of Commerce.  For C-TPAT, something has to change. The number of importers, carriers and other private companies involved…

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ANNOUNCE NEW CCE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar announced today the expansion of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE), which will create six new centers in 2013 for the Agriculture & Prepared Products; Apparel, Footwear & Textiles; Base Metals;…

MEXICO IS LOOKING BETTER THAN IT HAS IN A LONG TIME

Article by Mark Mobius  Chairman of Templeton Emerging Market Funds as published in the Business Insider Elections come and go, but the real test of a candidate might be whether the promises made on the campaign trail are actually put into place. Enrique Peña Nieto…

MEXICO SHOOTS BIG IN AUTO INDUSTRIES

Mexico may not be breaking records at London’s Olympic Games but back home it is racking them up. On Monday, the country’s vehicle manufacturer’s association, Amia, reported thatproduction in July reached 238,146. That is the largest number of vehicles Mexico has ever produced during that month.…