LAREDO PORT OF ENTRY GOING HIGH TECH & ULTRA MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE

(TNS) — After the World Trade Bridge sustained significant damage from a rain and wind storm in May, local Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders got together with various elected officials to work on getting the most out of the situation: namely, $100 million in…

SECURING OUR BORDER WITH HIGH TECH

  I ran into this very interesting article regarding border security and the measures that are being taken to further secure our borders and facilitate trade.  This article is from GLOBAL RESEARCH, CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON GLOBALIZATION.  www.globalresearch.ca , www.globalresearch.org   By Todd Miller and…

TRANSPORTATION ASPECT OF FDA FSMA TO SOON TAKE EFFECT

  The Food and Drug Administration issued Jan. 31 a proposed rule designed to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation by motor or rail vehicles. According to the FDA, the goal of this rule is to prevent practices that create food…

NAFTA AND IT BRIGHT FUTURE. TWENTY YEARS LATER

  By Marc Lanthemann   Marc Lanthemann, a geopolitical analyst at Stratfor.  The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade deal was a…

TOP 5 REASON THE U.S./MEXICO BORDER IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR ECONOMY

1. U.S.-Mexico trade surpasses $1 billion every day, with the vast majority of bilateral commerce crossing our land border. Mexico is the second largest destination of U.S. goods and services after Canada. In 2012, U.S. exports to Mexico totaled $216 billion—more than U.S. exports to…

CBP ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIPS FOR EXPANDED TRADE

BP Announces Partnerships for New and Expanded Services (Friday, August 02, 2013) Washington— U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today that it has made preliminary selections for five new public-private partnerships and is continuing progress on an additional existing project. These six projects in California, Florida…

THANK YOU NAFTA

  By:  Perry B. Newman/Atlantica Group/The Forecaster     Yes, you read that right.   While it’s old hat, if not a broken record, to deride NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement (remember Ross Perot and the “giant sucking sound?”) much good continues to emerge…

WASHINGTON IGNORES TRADE WITH SOUTHERN BORDER

Sad but true.  Out of the twenty members only one represents the southern border.  I know Commissioner Aguilar is very sensitive to trade issues and has done an outstanding job of outreach with CBP, but trade does not revolve around Washington DC.  JOA Washington —U.S. Customs…

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…

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)…