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Mexico is the First Country to Ratify USMCA

Mexico is the First Country to Ratify USMCA On June 19, 2019 the Mexican Senate approved T-MEC, Mexico’s acronym for USMCA, with an overwhelming majority of 114 votes in favor and only 4 against.  The agreement will now be sent to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) […]

21st Century Border Action Plan • USA and Canada

U.S.-Canada Border Improvements The North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO), in partnership with the Business Council of Canada, created the 21st Century Border Action Plan for the U.S.-Canada border. This collaboration recommends regulators on both sides of the Canada-US border prioritize short term recommendations to […]

USTR Releases List of Imports from China to be taxed; China Retaliates

The Office of the United States Trade Representative released the proposed tariff list on Chinese products under Section 301 on April 3, 2018.  The USTR states that these tariffs are in response to China’s unfair trade practices, and when President Trump signed an executive memorandum […]

Produce Shipping Season Map

Produce shipping season is the busiest time of year in regards to domestic shipping. Shippers should expect to see tightened reefer capacity and higher reefer rates during produce season as temperature-controlled cargo increases across the U.S. Produce season in the United States typically begins in […]

Canada opens case with WTO against USA

The Lumber Dispute Continues On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Canada formally opened a case related to the US-Canada lumber dispute.  The case was opened with the World Trade Organization against the United States of America.  The U.S. Commerce department recently made the decision to impose […]

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U.S. Ports are Consolidating

  Following the lead of Shipping Lines Information derived from Aaron Schrank | April 5, 2017 | Marketplace “The container-shipping industry is more consolidated than ever. As of this month, the world’s top ocean carriers are now mostly in three major alliances, set to control […]

Avocado Toast is Really a Story about NAFTA

  A story how NAFTA plays a role in everyday life Story derived from North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) “Donald Trump campaigned on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement or pulling the United States out of the deal altogether. But what is NAFTA, […]

Tri-Lateral Agreement Talks will begin

  Canada, Mexico and USA plan to work together Richard Madan of CTV Washington Bureau, states, “It appears Canada and Mexico have averted a fight among amigos ahead of crucial talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. The de-escalation happened last month when […]