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DOT Reports Drop in Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico

On Jan. 28, the Department of Transportation reported its November trade figures, which showed a drop in U.S. surface transportation trade in goods with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico


BTS Releases October 2009 NAFTA Trade Statistics

On Jan. 6, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics released the North American Free Trade Agreement Surface Trade statistics for October 2009. Surface trade declined 15.5 percent from its October 2008 levels to $61.4 billion, with surface trade for the fi


Old Fast Cards to be Deactivated

On Nov. 17, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that starting Jan. 5, 2010, the older versions of the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) cards can no longer be used as valid identification to cross the border. CBP officers will permit a one-time


NAFTA Surface Trade Down From Last Year, Up from Last Month

The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics released on Aug. 31 the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade data for June 2009. In June, the total value of NAFTA surface trade goods moved by truck, rail or pipeline


Canada Requires Reporting of Hazmat Security Incidents

Transport Canada issued an interim order, requiring carriers that transport hazardous materials to immediately report incidents involving theft, loss or interference. The order applies to all hazardous materials other than Class 9 materials.


CBP to Require Manifesting of Residue

On June 19th, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency rescinded an important exemption applicable to the cross border movement of cargo tanks (and other containers) containg residual chemicals.