MEXICAN TRUCKS DISPUTE NAFTA AGREEMENT

Members of Canacar — Mexico’s trucking association — who attended Friday’s session complained that Mexican truckers face more stringent requirements than their U.S. counterparts under the current pilot project, the Union-Tribune story said.   By Lyndon Finney The Trucker Staff 2/27/2012 TIJUANA, Baja California, Mexico…

TRUCKERS AWAITING NEW FDA MODERNIZATION ACT LAWS

All the practical implications of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 (now Public Law 111-353) are not yet spelled out when it comes to the trucking industry. What is clear, however, is that the new law, if it withstands post-enactment efforts by opponents still seeking…

LAREDO TO MAKE COUNTY WIDE FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

Within the next year, Laredo officials say local custom brokers could begin operating under more flexible rules for the creation of duty-free zones that would allow more rapid shipment of goods. City staff is preparing an application with the U.S. Foreign Trade Zones Board to…

WHAT'S HE TALKING ABOUT?

The following article was published in Homeland Security Today and written by Jim Giermanski.  His credentials appear at the end of the article.  I don’t agree with most of Dr. Giermanski’s remarks and my comments appear in ITALICS/BOLD below. Cross-Border Drayage And US Security January…

NAFTA SURFACE TRADE UP IN OCTOBER 2011

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 13.8 percent in October 2011 compared to October 2010,…

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…

CARGO THEFT WORRIES CANADIAN AND U.S. CARRIERS

Last week at a truck stop in Indiana, a driver was taking a break and came out to find his truck, filled with $2 million worth of RIM Playbooks, had been stolen from the lot. Two weeks ago, while a driver was having his morning…

MEXICAN CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION EXPLOITING SUPPLY CHAINS

The Mexican treasury secretary, Jose Antonio Meade Kuribreña acknowledged that criminal organizations have used the trade logistics chain for inserting and removing Mexican narcotics, weapons, ammunition, cash and pirated goods. “In the Mexican Customs entry points the country has witnessed these criminal organizations have sought…

AFTER 17 YEARS STILL ONLY ONE TRUCK HAS ENTERED USA

  Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) — It took 17 years and $2.4 billion in trade tariffs to get the U.S. Transportation Department to let a Mexican long-haul truck cross the border last month. It’s unlikely that many more will line up, the head of Mexico’s biggest…