Proposed county trade-zone expansion could create jobs, attract companies

By Diana Alba Soular
dalba@lcsun-news.com
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11/24/2013 Las Cruces Sun-News

Diana Alba Soular may be reached at 575-541-5443.

County commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to seek a federal approval to expand the coverage within Doña Ana County of what’s known as a Foreign Trade Zone 197, a geographical area that’s treated — for U.S. customs purposes — like foreign turf, even though it’s solidly on domestic soil.

Las Cruces – Doña Ana County officials are considering a proposal that could create local jobs and spur new capital investment in the county by companies involved in international trade. Continue reading “Proposed county trade-zone expansion could create jobs, attract companies”

Chihuahua Arranges for Rail Bypass

EL DIARIO | 2013-05-24 | 

Chihuahua governor César Duarte, said that this same year work will begin on a rail bypass from Samalayuca to Santa Teresa, NM, to facilitate the flow of commercial cargo between Mexico and the U.S.

The Governor stated that he is applying before the Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) for construction of the railway expansion, which would go from Samalayuca to Santa Teresa, NM. Continue reading “Chihuahua Arranges for Rail Bypass”

Important Message for all C-TPAT Members

C-TPAT LogoIn 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. Continue reading “Important Message for all C-TPAT Members”

Border Development is a Bright Spot in State Economy

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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. Continue reading “Border Development is a Bright Spot in State Economy”