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.

September 29, 2017
Government, Logistics

California Border Crossing Station Faces Road Closure Through Sept. 25

Cars wait to enter the United States from Tijuana, Mexico through the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. Gregory Bull/AP

Portions of Interstates 5 and 805 that run south of State Route 905 in California will be completely closed through Sept. 25, according to the General Services Administration.

September 22, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Cross-Border Training Seeks to Cut Time, Improve Safety for Truckers at Arizona Ports of Entry

Safety inspector Anamarie Acevedo guides a truck into a inspection stall at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. John Miller/AP

Arizona is the first state in the country to have inspectors travel across the border to train commercial truck drivers on how to cut crossing times at ports of entry while improving safety.

September 20, 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, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Leaving NAFTA, Imposing Tariffs Would Drive Up Vehicle Prices, Study Shows

Border-crossing trucks and sign Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

While a proposed border adjustment tax on goods including cars and trucks appears to have been pulled off the political stove by House Republicans, the North American Free Trade Agreement is still on a burner.

Jenny King | Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Seeks NAFTA Changes

The Trump administration is moving to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, and a request from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for comments on how to proceed has drawn a plea from the trucking industry to reshape, but not scuttle the landmark trade deal.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
June 19, 2017

Analysis: Trump Is Right — 'Border Adjustment' Tax Is Complicated

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Donald Trump recently called the so-called border adjustment in the House Republican tax-reform plan “too complicated.” He’s got that right: The proposal to incorporate border-tax adjustments into business taxes has created infighting among some usually tight industry associations.

Caroline Freund | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Border Rail Line to Connect US, Mexico

A new company will take over repairs and eventual operations of the beleaguered Desert Line railroad, clearing the way for work to begin this summer and for trains to move goods made in Mexico into the United States in 2018.

Joshua Stewart | The San Diego Union-Tribune
June 13, 2016

Customs and Border Protection to Announce Prepayment Pilot Program

El Paso Bridge of the Americas by Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is scheduled to announce a pilot program that would allow truckers to prepay for single-crossing access to ports of entry.

May 2, 2016

USDA to Raise Inspection Fees 187% on Imports From Canada, Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Flickr

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week issued a final rule designed to recoup costs associated with animal and plant inspections by raising fees for all truck-borne imports by 187%.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 1, 2015