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…

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…

NOGALES PORT OF ENTRY SELECTED FOR DONATION ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM (DAP0

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Oct. 11 that a new proposal from the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority has been selected to engage in further planning and development activities as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. This proposal would upgrade existing air-conditioned…

NEW CUSTOMS LAWS ARE SIGNED AND ENACTED

  Introduction President Obama signed the bipartisan Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 on February 24 2016. This is the first major customs legislation enacted since the Customs Modernisation Act.(1) The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act focuses on facilitating legitimate trade and…

IN DEFENSE OF NAFTA

In Defense of Nafta Taken from Bloomberg.net By The Editors The fate of America’s most important free-trade agreement this century has become caught in a debate over its most important free-trade agreement of the last century. When opponents of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership say the…

TRUCK CAPACITY SHORT IN MEXICO

From The Journal of Commerce By:  Troy Ryler, managing director of Mexico for Transplace, can be contacted at troy.ryley@transplace.com. Last year’s peak season in Mexico brought about the worst capacity shortage we’ve experienced in a decade. The imbalance in trade between the U.S. and Mexico left…

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…

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…

CBP COMMISSIONER KERLIKOWKSE GIVES ACE PRIORITY

The No. 1 commercial issue for U.S. Customs and Border Protection is completing its automated commercial environment and linking ACE with the 46 other government agencies involved in clearing shipments at the border Commissioner Gil Kerlikowkse said Saturday. Kerlikowske said developing a single, electronic portal that allows…