Government, Business

Trump in No Hurry to Resume Tariff Talks With China

Trump puts talks with Chinese on the back burner Alex Brandon/Associated Press

The Trump administration is putting trade negotiations with China on the back burner while focusing first on resolving issues in the North American hemisphere, reaching a breakthrough agreement between the United States and Mexico.

August 28, 2018
Government, Business

US, Mexico Agree on New Trade Deal

President Trump discussing NAFTA deal with Mexico President Trump announces Mexico agreement (Al Drago/Associated Press)

President Donald Trump said the U.S. is pursuing a new trade accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement and called on Canada to join the deal soon or risk being left out.

August 27, 2018
Government, Business

US, Mexico Near NAFTA Framework, but Obstacles Remain

NAFTA Trade Representatives Mexico Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo (left), Freeland and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

The United States and Mexico moved closer toward a consensus on how to forge a new North American Free Trade Agreement even though key obstacles remain, according to several people familiar with the matter on both sides.

August 24, 2018
Government, Business, Perspective

Opinion: Tips for US Carriers When Moving Their Business Into Mexico

There are three top considerations for U.S. carriers when moving their business into Mexico.

Dennis L. Templeton | Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, Hub International Transportation Insurance Services Inc.
August 20, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Hails NAFTA Talks With Mexico, Says Canada Must Wait

Truck at US-Mexico border Hans-Maximo Musielik/AP

President Donald Trump said negotiations with Mexico on a new NAFTA are “coming along nicely,” while telling Canada it will have to wait to re-enter the talks to modernize the three-nation trade pact — hinting at his preference for bilateral negotiations.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
August 13, 2018
Government, Business

US, Mexico Close to a Deal in NAFTA Car Talks, Sources Say

Truck at US-Mexico border Hans-Maximo Musielik

The United States and Mexico are in the final stages of negotiating a deal on rules for cars sold under NAFTA, one of the biggest sticking points in discussions to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to five people familiar with the talks.

July 31, 2018
Government, Business

NAFTA Talks to Pick Up Again as Threat of Auto Tariffs Looms

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

High-level talks for a new NAFTA are picking up again this week following two months of limited negotiations that were marred by tit-for-tat tariff battles and diplomatic fallout.

July 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico Is Said to Push for NAFTA Agreement by End of August

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

Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a NAFTA agreement with the U.S. and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and take the heat off incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, according to three people familiar with the negotiations.

Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
July 23, 2018
Government, Logistics

Mexico Sees Chance to Finish NAFTA by Year’s End, Official Says

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

There is a fair chance that North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations can wrap up by the end of the year, Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S., Geronimo Gutierrez, said July 17.

Rossella Brevetti | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2018
Government, Business

Industry Experts: Trucking Booms, but Keep an Eye on Trade Policy

Economic trends Veith (left), Costello and Delco discuss economic trends. (Burney Simpson/Transport Topics)

The economy and trucking are in good shape for the second half of this year despite issues including the driver shortage. But uncertain trade policy is having an impact on future expansion, according to three industry experts who spoke June 7 at American Trucking Associations’ 2018 National Accounting & Finance Council annual conference in Raleigh, N.C.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
June 12, 2018