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NFTC Welcomes Issuance of First U.S. Permit Under U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking Program
Date: 10/14/2011
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today welcomed news that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued its first permit under the U.S.-Cross Border Trucking Program. According to the Mexican Government, three U.S. trucking companies have also been granted permits in recent months. The NFTC released the following statement.

“This news is important for two equally significant reasons. FMCSA’s issuance of the first permit under the program signals that after reaching a resolution on the cross-border trucking issue in March, the U.S. and Mexican governments are committed to making the program work, to the benefit of trucking companies and exporters in both countries.

“As this step forward continues the process of U.S. compliance with its international obligations under NAFTA, it gives the Mexican Government the assurance it needs to lift remaining retaliatory tariffs facing U.S. exporters in a wide range of industries – allowing them to regain their competitive edge and sustain and create U.S. jobs supported by bilateral trade.”

 
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