CBP MAKES POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

FROM:  NATIONAL CUSTOM BROKER AND FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA   Washington, DC: Earlier today, CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan confirmed the promotions of Todd C. Owen to Assistant Commissioner and John Wagner to Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Office…

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…

NAFTA TRUCKING VISION LONG WAY OFF

    By:  Sandra Dibble   U-T San Diego OTAY MESA — To deliver door knobs assembled in Ensenada to Kansas City, Alfonso Esquer needs three trucks. One to carry the knobs to Tijuana. A second to ferry them across the border at Otay Mesa. And…

CBP TO EXPAND AND ADD 2000 JOB TO EXPEDITE TRAFFIC FLOW

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced March 31 two steps aimed at further improving security and service levels at U.S. ports of entry. First, CBP is accepting through April 30 applications for new public-private partnership…

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…

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…

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…

U.S. AND MEXICO TOMATO GROWERS REACH AGREEMENT

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. government and Mexican tomato growers reached a tentative agreement on Saturday that reduces the threat of a costly trade war stemming from a U.S. decision last year to pull out of a 1996 bilateral tomato…

C-TPAT PROGRAM NEEDS TO RELOAD

    Customs’ C-TPAT Goal: Show ’Em the Money Submitted by IFCBA on Fri, 2013-01-18 13:53 The following is from the 17 January 2013 edition of Journal of Commerce.  For C-TPAT, something has to change. The number of importers, carriers and other private companies involved…