The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
It is an agreement among Canada, Mexico, and the United States which began January 1, 1994 as a means to eliminate barriers to trade and investment.
December 4, 2018
There appears to be a collective sigh relief among freight railroad industry stakeholders, regardless of the agreement’s new name.
November 30, 2018
Dr. Walter Kemmsies, economist and chief strategist with JLL, widely viewed as one of the foremost experts on ports, rail, and infrastructure in the U.S., discusses globalization and the domestic logistics supply chain industry with SMC³.
October 30, 2018
Softening the impact of tariffs by utilizing Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) has long been an attractive option for savvy shippers. But in today’s world of sudden changes in trade policies, the practice may need to be more widely embraced.
October 19, 2018
Even though a ‘new NAFTA’ has been introduced, many specifics remain slim.
October 6, 2018
Just before the midnight deadline last Sunday, September 30, 2018, the US and Canada struck a deal on trade and announced the framework for a new, revised NAFTA - now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA.
August 28, 2018
Based on news coming out of the nation’s capital yesterday, it appears that progress on NAFTA’s future is becoming visible, at least, with the U.S. and Mexico coming to terms on various facets of a new NAFTA, so to speak.
June 7, 2018
Political bluster aside, logistics professionals on all sides of the border agree that careful planning, attention to detail and good partnerships are all key to continued, efficient cross-border transit—no matter who’s in the White House.
May 10, 2018
In a wide-ranging opening keynote at last week’s National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear laid out a compelling case for what is working in trucking, what needs to be worked on, and what needs to happen in order to overcome a heightened state of acrimony in Washington, D.C.
March 19, 2018
BTS said all five major transportation modes– truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air –moved more U.S. freight with Canada and Mexico by value in 2017 compared to 2016. And it added that total value of cross-border freight carried on all modes rose 6.6 percent from 2016 to $1.2 trillion in current dollars.
March 9, 2018
Speculation that President Trump is using his threatened steel tariffs as a ploy to renegotiate NAFTA may not play well with shippers associations.