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Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Deadlock Dashes Hopes for a Quick Deal

Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico's secretary of economy, from left, Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, and Bob Lighthizer, U.S. trade representative, arrive for a meeting during third round negotiations of NAFTA. David Kawai/Bloomberg News

NAFTA talks are switching gears and slowing down as key obstacles emerge, with Canada and Mexico rejecting what they see as hard-line U.S. proposals and negotiators exchanging their strongest public barbs yet.

Eric Martin Josh Wingrove and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Mexico and Canada Reject US NAFTA Demands

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, left, and Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, pose for a photograph during a news conference at the the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg News

The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations ended the latest round of high-level talks saying they’re extending discussions into the first quarter of 2018 to resolve differences after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline U.S. proposals.

Josh Wingrove Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017
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, 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, 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.

Transport Topics
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

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