FOREIGN SUPPLIERS VERIFICATION PROGRAM- TOP FIVE QUESTIONS

FROM:  FOOD SAFETY TECH BY:  RANDY FIELDS   The Foreign Supplier Verification Rule, part of FSMA, requires the importer of food to meet the same stringent guidelines found within FSMA’s Preventive Controls rule. Companies defined as the importer are now required to deploy a Foreign Supplier…

MODERNIZING NAFTA

FROM BLOOMBERG   Mexico’s top trade negotiator will grant President Donald Trump this: Nafta is in need of updating. He doesn’t agree, however, that the U.S. auto industry has gotten the short end of the stick. The North American Free Trade Agreement has served the…

USA TRADE WITH MEXICO IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER

  BY:  Alfredo Corchado          From:  Dallas Morning News MEXICO CITY — Mexican and U.S. business leaders are quietly strengthening coalitions from America’s heartland to North Texas to persuade a skeptical Donald J. Trump to maintain strong  ties between the two countries.  The president-elect has sent ambiguous signals…

NOGALES PORT OF ENTRY SELECTED FOR DONATION ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM (DAP0

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Oct. 11 that a new proposal from the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority has been selected to engage in further planning and development activities as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. This proposal would upgrade existing air-conditioned…

JOINT U.S. AND MEXICO CARGO CLEARANCE

Joint Cargo Clearance, the next step in Customs Clearance By Roxana Osuna | 09/18/2016 | 2:26 PM On July 25, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced an innovative concept in which CBP and the Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT), the Mexican tax administration…

WHAT ARE THE REAL EFFECTS OF NAFTA? NAFTA'S IMPACT ON U.S. ECONOMY

FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA/WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS   When President Bill Clinton signed the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in December 1993, he predicted that “NAFTA will tear down trade barriers between our three nations, create the world’s largest trade zone, and create 200,000…

NEW CUSTOMS LAWS ARE SIGNED AND ENACTED

  Introduction President Obama signed the bipartisan Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 on February 24 2016. This is the first major customs legislation enacted since the Customs Modernisation Act.(1) The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act focuses on facilitating legitimate trade and…

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…

NAFTA HAS CHANGED THE WAY WE EAT

FROM:  VOX You probably eat a lot more avocados than your parents did a few decades ago. Same goes for papayas and bell peppers. It might be because you have a refined palate or because you’ve gone and become a foodie, but really, you also…