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…

CBP COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES NEW TRUSTED PARTNER PROGRAM WITH MEXICO

(Friday, January 18, 2013) Washington – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico’s Tax Administration Service (SAT) signed a Joint Work Plan yesterday that lays out the path to mutual recognition of the two countries’ Authorized Economic Operator programs: CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)…

C-TPAT CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED BY CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

   2013 C-TPAT Conference U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proud to announce the 2013 C-TPAT Conference, Unified Global Security: The Challenge Ahead, scheduled for January 8-10, 2013 in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  C-TPAT will host a three-day seminar that will be divided…

CBP CONTEMPLATES DOING EXAMINATIONS IN MEXICO

To expedite imports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection are in talks with Mexican officials to screen some fresh produce and other agricultural commodities in Mexico instead of at the U.S. border. A pre-screening facility in Mexico, near the Otay Mesa port of entry, has already…

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…

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.…

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…

NAFTA SUMMIT

The top leaders of the U.S., Canada and Mexico hold a trilateral North American Leaders’ Summit at the White House today to thrash out conflicts in energy and regulations to boost economic competitiveness and increase jobs. President Barack Obama hosts Prime Minister Stephen Harper of…