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…

MEXICO OPENS TRADE WITH CHINA

MEXICO CITY — Mexico this week made good on a trade deal with China – inked 10 years ago when China joined the World Trade Organization – by slashing tariffs on more than 200 Chinese goods. Mexico’s native shoe, textile, toy and other industries will…

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…

U.S. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN PROVISION HARM AGRICULTURAL COMMERCE

(Bloomberg) — The World Trade Organization judges ruled on Friday that U.S. country-of-origin labeling provisions violate global trade rules and unjustly harm agricultural commerce. The ruling backed claims by Canada and Mexico in 2008 that the provisions, which apply to beef, pork and chicken as…

NEW CUSTOMS TRADE FACILITATIONS IN THE WORKS

FROM DC VELOCITY  By Toby Gooley U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is moving forward with three trade facilitation initiatives. Two will make international trade processes more efficient, and one will expand the role customs brokers play in trade security. In a presentation at the…

U.S. food safety risks since 9/11: Pest explosion breaks out as anti-terror measures took priority

CBP CHECKING FOR PESTS IN IMPORTED GOODS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Monday, October 10, 2011 FRESNO, Calif. — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authorities were so focused on…

U.S. INLAND PORT LACKING INSPECTORS AT BORDER CROSSINGS COSTING MILLIONS

  By Michel Marizco SAN LUIS, ARIZONA – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has beefed up the number of border agents in the last 10 years, but not its customs inspectors – those officers in blue who check the legitimate traffic coming through the…