Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says He’ll Unveil ‘Reciprocal Tax’ on Imports This Week

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President Donald Trump said Feb. 12 that he will propose a tax on imports this week, reviving an idea he floated earlier in his administration that risks raising tensions with key U.S. trade partners.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trudeau Threatens to Leave NAFTA Rather Than ‘Take Any Old Deal’

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made some of his most aggressive comments to date on dealing with U.S. demands to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, adding he still thinks he can get the right deal for his country.

Greg Quinn | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Special Truck Lane in New Mexico Speeds up Border Shipments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

As NAFTA renegotiation talks wind down, a dedicated cargo lane for trucks is speeding up shipments from a massive Foxconn plant on the Mexican side of the Santa Teresa, N.M., border crossing.

Angela Kocherga | Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal
February 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Canada Wants Electric, Driverless Cars to Factor in NAFTA


Canada wants North American automakers to get extra credit for making cars more environmentally friendly or able to drive themselves as negotiators try to bridge one of NAFTA’s sharpest divides.

Anne Riley Moffat | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

US Says ‘Some Progress’ Was Made at Latest NAFTA Talks

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The U.S., Canada and Mexico said they’ve made some progress in the latest round of NAFTA talks, while America’s trade chief warned he’d like negotiations to speed up.

January 29, 2018
Government, Business

Mayors, Ambassadors Urge NAFTA Preservation as Talks Press On

Mayor James Hovlan of Edina, Minn. Mayor James Hovland of Edina, Minn. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON—Mayors and ambassadors expressed an earnest desire to modernize — and not abandon — the North American Free Trade Agreement during a meeting here, citing the pact as a vital source of jobs and commerce.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 26, 2018
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Cross-Border Training Program Saving Commercial Truck Drivers

David Maung/Bloomberg News

Commercial truck drivers in Mexico who go through a new Arizona cross-border program are less likely to be flagged for safety violations when they show up at ports of entry, officials said.

Perla Trevizo | The Arizona Daily Star
January 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Forget NAFTA. The Trade War With Canada Has Already Started

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is preparing for the possibility the U.S. may pull out of NAFTA. For Canadian companies, the trade skirmish has already begun.

Chris Fournier | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2018
Government, Business

2017 Truck Crossings Into Canada Dip, Bridge and Tunnel Association Finds

Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge Trucks cross the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Truck crossings between the states of Michigan and New York and the province of Ontario were fairly steady last year, declining just .42% versus 2016 levels, according to a report from the Bridge and Tunnel Operators Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Swings Into Action on Trade, Adds Edge to NAFTA Talks

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Trump took his first big step toward erecting trade barriers on Jan. 22 by slapping new “safeguard” duties on solar-panel and washing machine imports to protect U.S. industry.

January 23, 2018