New trucking law may ease tension for hauling across U.S. and Mexico borders
Government officials from both Mexico and the U.S. have been in constant contact discussing the delicate balance needed to transport goods over the country's borders. Recently, President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon sealed the deal on a new regulatory agreement that will ease export fees for the U.S. and allow more Mexican truckers on U.S. highways.
Trucking between the two nations will be more widely accepted, which in turn will create more job and improve the economy for the neighboring countries. In 1994, there was a bill passed by the North American Free Trade Agreement that officially allowed Mexican truckers to haul freight across the borders; however, congress has kept a strong hand in preventing this from happening as a norm.
Due to strict regulations on the U.S. side, Mexico has charged large tariffs on imported American goods. This new law hopes to alleviate pressures on both sides.
The deal still may not go into effect if congress decides to halt the bill. They have stopped the new laws from being put into action in the past.
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
Government officials from both Mexico and the U.S. have been in constant contact discussing the delicate balance needed to transport goods over the country's borders.