MEXICO NAMES NEW AMBASSADOR TO USA

Scott Ball / Rivard Report A Mexican flag at the 19th Annual Cesar Chavez March for Justice in 2015. Updated January 14, 2017 To read this article in Spanish, click here. Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Friday that Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernandez, head of San Antonio-based North…

INDUSTRY PUSHING BACK ON FSMA PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

  FROM FOOD SAFETY NEWS   It will be easier for affected businesses to comply with import safety programs mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) if more and better information from the government is more quickly shared and limitations faced by small and…

WHAT ARE THE REAL EFFECTS OF NAFTA? NAFTA'S IMPACT ON U.S. ECONOMY

FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA/WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS   When President Bill Clinton signed the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in December 1993, he predicted that “NAFTA will tear down trade barriers between our three nations, create the world’s largest trade zone, and create 200,000…

ACE IS KEY FOR CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

ACE allows for stricter Customs enforcement From The Journal of Commerce By:Susan Kohn Ross, international trade attorney | Aug 16, 2016 11:13AM EDT In the face of its recent reorganization and enhanced computer system, it was really only a matter of time before the trade community started…

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION ANNOUNCE NEW CCE

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar announced today the expansion of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE), which will create six new centers in 2013 for the Agriculture & Prepared Products; Apparel, Footwear & Textiles; Base Metals;…

CBP ENVISIONS NEW ROLES FOR CUSTOMHOUSE BROKERS

The Role of the Broker-Regulatory Revision Workgroup was established January 2011 by CBP in partnership with the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) to work collaboratively to develop solutions to meet the challenges of 21st Century commerce as it relates to their…