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NFTC Welcomes DOT Announcement on U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Trucking
Date: 1/12/2015
Written By: Nicole L’Esperance, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation's announcement that Mexican motor carriers will soon be able to apply for authority to conduct long-haul, cross-border trucking services in the United States.

NFTC Vice President for Regional Trade Initiatives Chuck Dittrich stated:

"We are pleased that the cross-border trucking pilot program was a success, as indicated by the Department of Transportation's exhaustive analysis of the program, and that the United States and Mexico have at long last set the stage for a resolution on this issue.

"Mexico is one of our most important trading partners, so the announcement to normalize the ability of Mexican carriers to apply for authority to operate cross-border trucking to transport goods into the United States is a big win for our bilateral trade relations. Honoring our international obligations under NAFTA ensures open borders for two-way trade that creates U.S. jobs and supports economic growth."

 
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