WHAT'S HE TALKING ABOUT?

The following article was published in Homeland Security Today and written by Jim Giermanski.  His credentials appear at the end of the article.  I don’t agree with most of Dr. Giermanski’s remarks and my comments appear in ITALICS/BOLD below. Cross-Border Drayage And US Security January…

LAREDO, TEXAS SEE BIG RISE IN TRADE

Timothy Franciscus-Timm City of Laredo Laredo International Airport Marketing Manager Laredo’s trade with the world rose to $198,121,876,927 through the first 11 months of 2011, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 16.82 percent increases the Customs district’s total…

RAILROAD TRAFFIC GOING VIRAL ON US/MEXICO BORDER

Written by ALEX KOWALSKI Bloomberg News     Kansas City Southern railcars are rumbling over the Rio Grande as record trade between Mexico and the U.S. buffers the railroad from a slowing global economy. Escalating shipping and labor costs in world manufacturing centers such as…

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING GRANTED EXTENSION BY WTO

By Jennifer M. Freedman Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) — The World Trade Organization gave the U.S., Canada and Mexico an extra two months to decide whether to appeal a November ruling that found American country-of-origin labeling provisions unfairly hurt agricultural commerce. The three governments now have…

NAFTA SURFACE TRADE UP IN OCTOBER 2011

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 13.8 percent in October 2011 compared to October 2010,…