FMCSA ENDS CROSS-BORDER PILOT PROGRAM FOR MEXICAN TRUCKS

The Mexican truck lines that have been providing long-distance, cross-border service under a federal pilot program will move to normal operating status.   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it is ending the 3-year pilot program and granting authority to the carriers, pending…

NAFTA 20 YEARS OLD

  Sergio Munoz Bata is a syndicated Latin American columnist whose articles appear in 18 papers in 11 countries. He has been Executive Editor of La Opinion, the largest Spanish language newspaper, as well as a member of the Los Angeles Times editorial board.  …

U.S. LOOKING TO STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONS IN MEXICO

By ALFREDO CORCHADO THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Mexico Bureau acorchado@dallasnews.com Published: 16 November 2013 09:50 PM Updated: 16 November 2013 10:30 PM   WASHINGTON — Future U.S. security cooperation with Mexico should be focused on strengthening judicial institutions and communities, the Obama administration’s top official on Latin…

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…

JUDGE UPHOLDS DECISION TO ALLOW MEXICAN TRUCKS

UPDATED- A federal appeals court upheld the Obama administration’s pilot program for long-distance trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Teamsters union to declare the program…

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)…

MEXICO IS LOOKING BETTER THAN IT HAS IN A LONG TIME

Article by Mark Mobius  Chairman of Templeton Emerging Market Funds as published in the Business Insider Elections come and go, but the real test of a candidate might be whether the promises made on the campaign trail are actually put into place. Enrique Peña Nieto…

SECURITY COMPROMISED ON THE BORDER

I normally don’t like  posting articles concerning the violence in Mexico and the Mexican drug wars.  Our blog is intended to give insight into other border issues, CBP, trade, NAFTA, and any other articles that could be useful for our customers and readers.  But I…

WHAT IS REAL AT THE BORDER

  By Danya P. Hernandez Scripps Howard Foundation Wire El Paso Inc. | 1 comment WASHINGTON – The contributions of the U.S.-Mexico border region tend to be overshadowed by the notion of overflowing violence and crime, when in fact cities along the border are among safest…