PORT OF LAREDO #1

The Port of Los Angeles is no longer the nation’s leading port, further evidence that the U.S.-China trade war is scrambling the deck chairs of U.S. trade.Laredo, a city of 260,000 hard on the U.S.-Mexico border, is.In the month of March, the latest U.S. Census…

JOINT U.S. AND MEXICO CARGO CLEARANCE

Joint Cargo Clearance, the next step in Customs Clearance By Roxana Osuna | 09/18/2016 | 2:26 PM On July 25, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced an innovative concept in which CBP and the Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT), the Mexican tax administration…

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…

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…

FOREIGN EXPORTERS VERIFICATION PROGRAM COMING REAL SOON

Making Certain Imported Foods Meet U.S. Standards under FDA Food Safety Modernization Act:   LOOK OUT:  OUR SOURCES SAY THAT THE FOREIGN SUPPLIER VERIFICATION PROGRAM  MIGHT BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW 7/26/13.  GET READY!    About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized,…

USA EXTENDS INVITATION TO MEXICO FOR TTP

Washington, DC – President Obama announced this morning that the United States and the eight other countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement have extended an invitation to Mexico to join the TPP negotiations, pending successful conclusion of their domestic procedures. In addition to the…