MEXICAN EXPORT OF MEAT AND LIVE CATTLE DOWN

he latest livestock trade data provides additional indication that the Mexican cattle industry is undergoing rapid and dynamic change.  Changes in cattle and beef flows between the U.S. and Mexico have significant implications for the cattle industries on both sides of the border.  The newest…

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…

OPERATION HOLIDAY HOAX CRANKS DOWN ON COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS

WASHINGTON – The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced the kickoff of Operation Holiday Hoax, an effort to track down those who are selling counterfeit and pirated products this holiday season. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)…

OBAMA POLITICS WITH TOMATOES COULD START TRADE WAR WITH MEXICO

FROM THE PRODUCE NEWS by Joan Murphy | October 01, 2012 A final decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce to terminate the suspension agreement for Mexican tomatoes will reopen a dispute between the trading partners, result in a loss of jobs on both sides…

MEXICAN TRUCKS SLOW TO GET INTO U.S. MARKET

  Washington (CNN) — A year after Mexican trucks were first permitted to conduct long-haul operations in the United States, so few trucks have signed up for the pilot program that government auditors fear they won’t be able to complete a congressionally mandated study of the…

BIG BOTTLENECKS AT THE BORDER

  One of the bright spots of the economic malaise of the past few years has been the strong growth in trade between the United States and Mexico. Two-way trade has surged from $306 billion in 2009 to $461 billion last year. Month-over-month figures from…

CUSTOMS BROKER ARRESTED IN TEXTILE INBOND SCHEME

A customs broker orchestrated a scheme that brought at least $100 million worth of Chinese textiles, Indian cigarettes and other goods to the United States without paying more than $10 million in tariffs and other fees, according to a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday. Gerardo Chavez,…

USA EXTENDS INVITATION TO MEXICO FOR TTP

Washington, DC – President Obama announced this morning that the United States and the eight other countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement have extended an invitation to Mexico to join the TPP negotiations, pending successful conclusion of their domestic procedures. In addition to the…