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North American Border Crossing

NAFTA, Tariffs, and a Border Adjustment Tax: Alphabet Soup or a Real Concern?

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Trade policy—it’s a topic that has moved front and center over the past months with the changing administration in the United States. We’re hearing lots of questions from shippers, contract carriers, and employees about what changes might be on the horizon for global trade and how to consider what might be next. Let’s dig in and discuss some of the top trade related issues. » Read More

3 Things to Know about Shipping Across the Canada-U.S. Border

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The world’s largest trade relationship is between Canada and the United States. In spite of this, a surprising number of companies don’t really understand how three basic issues will affect any freight that crosses the border. Read this quick infographic to help ensure you’re up to speed.

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Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

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In an aim to increase cross border trade efficiency along the U.S. southern border, Mexico’s government has recently approved legislation to allow armed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents to operate at places of international trade within Mexico. Details of the legislation are to be finalized in August and should help boost an already healthy trade relationship with the United States. U.S. ports of entry in Texas and California should see the most immediate effects of the new law, with more efficient cross-border transit times as a direct result of pre-clearing cargo through U.S. Customs on the Mexican side of the border. By allowing armed U.S. CBP agents within Mexico, a single point of inspection will be created, eliminating a double inspection process, thereby streamlining examination procedures. Information can be shared in real time, supporting trade intelligence and security protocols.

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The 3 Common Misconceptions about Cross-Border Shipping

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Nearshoring, the act of transferring manufacturing and production lines away from its foreign location and closer to the United States, is increasing in popularity. More U.S. parties show significant interest in better understanding the cross-border shipping process. The increased interest has exposed many misconceptions within the shipping community, which otherwise cloud the fundamentals of cross-border transportation. Clarifying these assumptions helps improve efficiencies, increase visibility, and grow U.S./Mexico trade relationships. Listed below are three common and incorrect assumptions shippers make about the cross-border shipping process. » Read More

25 Years in Mexico: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

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It’s C.H. Robinson’s Silver Jubilee in Mexico: 25 years of working successfully with customers and carriers on cross-border and intra-Mexico transportation. To celebrate, we’ve gathered a few fun facts about what’s happened since the beginning, and what we’re planning to focus on next. » Read More