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…

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…

C-TPAT AND NEEC PROGRAMS TO EXPEDITE CROSS BORDER TRADE

  A U.S.-Mexico agreement to work more closely on cross-border customs security may mark a milestone toward establishing an integrated North American customs-enforcement program– which could greatly expedite freight movements over the U.S-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency andMexico’s Tax Administration…

NAPOLITANO; FOCUS ON BORDER BACKUPS. NOT WALLS

  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Political calls for more walls and policing at the U.S.-Mexico border are a “straw man” designed to defeat immigration reform, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Wednesday. Napolitano said in an interview with The Associated Press that…

USDA LOOKING FOR A BIG INCREASE IN INSPECTION FEES

  The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is proposing to significantly increase many of the fees it charges, and to add two new fees, for conducting agricultural quarantine inspections at U.S. ports of entry. APHIS is also proposing to adjust the…

REVERSE C-TPAT

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection soon may issue a proposed rule on a new cargo security program for exports that could create headaches for agricultural exporters. Begun in late 2001, the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism was initially implemented in response to a Congressional…

PREDICTIONS FOR CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION FOR 2014

Robert Bowman Contributor From Logistics and Transportation logistics, international trade and supply-chain management 10 Predictions for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2014     Big changes are underway at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), which appears to be shifting from a single-minded focus on fighting terrorism to one…

FDA MEDDLING WITH IMPORT ALERTS (NOT GOOD)

From:  FDAImports.com and Ben England Look out, industry: there’s a new way to get put on Import Alert.  FDA is beginning to place firms on import alert based on traceability data collected by FDA and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Firms used…

CBP ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIPS FOR EXPANDED TRADE

BP Announces Partnerships for New and Expanded Services (Friday, August 02, 2013) Washington— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has made preliminary selections for five new public-private partnerships and is continuing progress on an additional existing project. These six projects in California, Florida…