Category Archives: Issues
In the past few weeks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has detected an increase in narcotic and human smuggling seizures in commercial shipments originating in Mexico and entering through several South West Border (SWB) ports. Both C-TPAT and non C-TPAT shipments have been targeted by Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO).
C-TPAT Importers, Mexico/Foreign Manufacturers, Mexican Long Haul Carriers and US/Mexico Highway Carriers should be cognizant that DTOs may target all entities involved in the supply chain regardless of the commodity being transported.
Dear Border Industrial Association Members:
The 2013 New Mexico Legislative Session adjourned this past Saturday. The session was a very good one for our BIA membership, as we successfully achieved $3.8 million extra funds for improvements to the water/wastewater treatment system in Sunland Park/Santa Teresa.
By Harold Morgan
Jerry Pacheco can hardly contain his enthusiasm as he provides a “windshield tour” of the Santa Teresa Logistics Park just north of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry.
“Now it’s happening,” he says repeatedly. The enthusiasm may have drawn extra energy from Pacheco’s passenger this columnist being a fellow Santa Teresa true believer.
An altercation among used vehicle exporters at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry Feb. 8 has led to new procedures on the U.S. side that will expedite the port’s booming export trade.
The fracas that prompted the changes involved drivers hired to export vehicles into Mexico who were waiting in line and frustrated by a new 240-vehicle limit imposed by the Santa Teresa port on the number of vehicles that the port would handle each day.
on Tue, Jan 8, 2013
SANTA FE – Republican Ben Hall and Democrat Valerie Espinoza were elected as 2013 chair and vice chair, respectively, for the Public Regulation Commission in a 3-2 vote on Tuesday.
The vote ended a potentially rough start to the new year, following disagreements about the chair and vice chair election last week at the PRC, which faces some major changes in 2013.