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…

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…

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…

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…

SEQUESTRATION COULD AFFECT TRADE AND CROSSINGS AT THE LAREDO PORT OF ENTRY

  The below communication comes directly from Victor Gonzalez President of the Laredo Licensed Customs Brokers Association.  Come March 1st we could see long lines at all bridges.  Let’s hope this is cleared up before it starts. By now you have almost certainly heard about…

MEXICAN TRUCKS DISPUTE NAFTA AGREEMENT

Members of Canacar — Mexico’s trucking association — who attended Friday’s session complained that Mexican truckers face more stringent requirements than their U.S. counterparts under the current pilot project, the Union-Tribune story said.   By Lyndon Finney The Trucker Staff 2/27/2012 TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico…

WHY C-TPAT MAKES SENSE

February 13, 2012 By Feray Yuksekbas Kavas Leave a Comment If you are a U.S. importer I am sure you have seen or heard about C-TPAT. Following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) created and launched this program on April 16,…