CBP SETTLES FINE WITH UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today announced its decision to mitigate penalties against Union Pacific—requiring the company to spend $50 million on supply chain security to directly enhance the Mexico and United States rail supply chain.   “The facilitation of trade…

RAILROAD TRAFFIC UP FROM MEXICO

Editor’s note: This article is part of an occasional series examining U.S.-Mexico trade and the economy along the Texas-Mexico border. SAN ANTONIO — Anyone wondering which industrial sector is the most important in U.S.-Mexico border trade only has to see what the double-stacked freight cars…

CBP COMMISSIONER WORRIED ABOUT CORRUPTION

THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner admits that the threat of Mexican drug cartels trying to infiltrate the government agency by attempting to corrupt the federal agents is all too real.    Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of CBP in the…

NEEDED COOPERATION IN IMPORTATION OF PRODUCE

Nogales- In order to reduce bottlenecks of commercial shipments at the U.S.-Mexico border, the government should improve inter-agency cooperation – including data sharing – and recognize the need to increase Customs & Border Protection staffing as a means to minimize crossing times. Those are two…