PORT OF LAREDO #1

The Port of Los Angeles is no longer the nation’s leading port, further evidence that the U.S.-China trade war is scrambling the deck chairs of U.S. trade.Laredo, a city of 260,000 hard on the U.S.-Mexico border, is.In the month of March, the latest U.S. Census…

"PLEASANT SURPRISES" TO NAFTA

Law360, New York (April 11, 2017, 9:36 PM EDT) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted that negotiations of updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement — which he has routinely derided as a “disaster” — will result in “pleasant surprises,” while meeting with…

FOREIGN SUPPLIERS VERIFICATION PROGRAM- TOP FIVE QUESTIONS

FROM:  FOOD SAFETY TECH BY:  RANDY FIELDS   The Foreign Supplier Verification Rule, part of FSMA, requires the importer of food to meet the same stringent guidelines found within FSMA’s Preventive Controls rule. Companies defined as the importer are now required to deploy a Foreign Supplier…

MODERNIZING NAFTA

FROM BLOOMBERG   Mexico’s top trade negotiator will grant President Donald Trump this: Nafta is in need of updating. He doesn’t agree, however, that the U.S. auto industry has gotten the short end of the stick. The North American Free Trade Agreement has served the…

MEXICO NAMES NEW AMBASSADOR TO USA

Scott Ball / Rivard Report A Mexican flag at the 19th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice in 2015. Updated January 14, 2017 To read this article in Spanish, click here. Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Friday that Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernandez, head of San Antonio-based North…

USA TRADE WITH MEXICO IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER

  BY:  Alfredo Corchado          From:  Dallas Morning News MEXICO CITY — Mexican and U.S. business leaders are quietly strengthening coalitions from America’s heartland to North Texas to persuade a skeptical Donald J. Trump to maintain strong  ties between the two countries.  The president-elect has sent ambiguous signals…