NAFTA
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Commercial Processing at Tornillo US-Mexico Port of Entry Suspended for ‘Lack of Demand’

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker walk across the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge Feb. 4, 2016. Photo by Jetta Disco, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In the years leading up to the construction of an about $133 million port of entry in Tornillo, Texas, county leaders talked about the need for a bridge that would alleviate commercial traffic at other border crossings in El Paso.

Aileen B. Flores | El Paso (Texas) Times
October 17, 2017
Government, Logistics

NAFTA Talks Left Reeling After Aggressive US Proposals Land

Photo by Glenn Fawcett, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

After laying out the Trump administration’s most aggressive NAFTA demands to date, chief U.S. negotiator John Melle was asked on Oct. 15 how things are progressing. “Fabulous,” he said, smiling and shrugging before entering a negotiating room once more.

Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2017
Government, Logistics

US Offers Proposal That Could Kill NAFTA in Five Years

Jerry Huddleston/Flickr

U.S. negotiators on Oct. 12 presented a proposal for a so-called “sunset clause” that would see the North American Free Trade Agreement expire after five years unless the parties can agree to extend it, according to two people familiar with the talks.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
October 12, 2017
Government, Logistics

Trump’s ‘Poison Pill’ NAFTA Proposals Threaten to Derail Talks

Olivier Douliery/ Abaca Press/TNS

NAFTA talks have resumed with the U.S. administration looking increasingly isolated in its proposals to change the trade pact, as key figures raised the prospect of a collapse in negotiations.

Josh Wingrove and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2017
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.

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

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