Government, Logistics

Joint US-Mexican Truck Inspections to Speed Up Trade at Otay Mesa Border Crossing

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official directs trucks heading from the United States to Mexico at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry. Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

A maddeningly slow inspection process that can make crossing the border an ordeal lasting as long as six hours for trucks carrying cargo from Tijuana to San Diego soon could be dramatically speeded up.

Sandra Dibble | The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 9, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NAFTA Talks Expose Disagreement Over Mexican Trucking Access

Ildefonso Guajardo, Chrystia Freeland, Robert Lighthizer Guajardo, Freeland and Lighthizer by Últimas Noticias via YouTube

As efforts to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement shift from Ottawa to Washington, two trucking industry groups and the Teamsters union are taking aim at a provision in the current agreement that allows trucks from Mexico to operate in the United States.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
October 5, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Demands Risk Scuttling NAFTA Talks

Photo by Josh Denmark, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. officials in NAFTA negotiations are making proposals on battleground issues that Canada and Mexico would never agree to, intensifying doubts of reaching compromise on their tight timeline, according to three officials familiar with the talks.

Eric Martin, Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Second Round of NAFTA Talks Ends With Major Issues Unresolved

A soldier from the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard observes a section of the Rio Grande River at sunset U.S. Army

Representatives of the United States, Mexico and Canada declared “progress” but unveiled no breakthroughs at the conclusion Sept. 5 of a second round of talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement

Patrick J. McDonnell | Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Highway From Mexico to Canada Looks for Traction

Thomas Hart/Flickr

It’s only a modest 2.5 miles of a long-term plan to better connect Las Vegas and Phoenix — the two largest cities in the U.S. not currently linked by an interstate — and a longer-term dream to link Mexico, the U.S and Canada.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
September 5, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Mexico Says It Won’t Renegotiate NAFTA With President Trump Via Twitter

Alex Brandon/AP

Mexico will not renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement or any other aspect of its relationship with the United States via social media or the press, the Mexican government declared Aug. 27

August 28, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

North American Trade Reps Start Talks on NAFTA Overhaul

At the border crossing Sam Hodgson

Trade representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico have begun talks aimed at resetting terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a process that is expected to take many months to conclude and which could have profound implications for freight carriers and the supply chain operations of companies in all three countries.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 24, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Pursuing Aggressive Timeline for Wrapping Up NAFTA Talks

U.S., Canada Border sequential5/Getty Images

The U.S. is heading into the first round of talks on an updated North American Free Trade Agreement with an aggressive timeline for completing talks with Mexico and Canada, a Trump administration official said.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
August 15, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Mexico Is Ready for NAFTA Balancing Act

Trucks at the Border David Maung/Bloomberg News

There was excitement in the air when Mexican negotiators sat down 25 years ago with their counterparts from Canada and the United States to hammer out what would become the North American Free Trade Agreement.

August 14, 2017
Government, Logistics

This Obscure NAFTA Chapter Could be Canada’s Deal-Breaker Again

Canada and U.S. flags takenbykevin/Flickr

The U.S. confirmed last week that among its top objectives in upcoming negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement — which superseded the FTA in 1994 — is the elimination of the Chapter 19 dispute-resolution mechanism that previous Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney went to such lengths to preserve.

Chris Fournier | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2017