U.S., Mexican Officials Optimistic That Trade Disputes regarding Truck Access, Tuna Can Be Resolved Soon
The US and Mexico are close to resolving their long-standing dispute regarding access of Mexican trucks to US highways, and they are also working on a compromise that would eventually allow Mexican tuna greater access to the US market. US Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk addressed the two issues with Mexican officials, including President Felipe Calderon, during a three-day visit to Mexico City.
Pilot program for Mexican truckers could resume in 2010
Kirk and Mexican Economy Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Mateos said they were optimistic that the trucking issue could be resolved sometime in 2010, as the US Congress has agreed to restore a mechanism to fund a pilot program allowing qualified Mexican truck drivers to operate in the interior of the US. Under the program, conceived during the administration of ex-US President George W. Bush, Mexican truck drivers who meet strict training, documentation, insurance, and language requirements would be allowed to haul cargo anywhere in the …
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Publication information: Article title: U.S., Mexican Officials Optimistic That Trade Disputes regarding Truck Access, Tuna Can Be Resolved Soon. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: SourceMex Economic News & Analysis on Mexico. Publication date: February 10, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Latin American Data Base/Latin American Institute. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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