Trade Agreements

Commentary

When the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement entered into force on Feb. 22, it represented the culmination of a three-year effort. The equally difficult task of actual implementation is just starting.

News & Analysis

07 Apr 2017
In April 2015 the government said it will increase capacity and improve infrastructure and operations at the country’s ports.
19 Mar 2017
Despite President Donald Trump’s aversion to multilateral agreements, TFA holds big benefits for US companies.
18 Mar 2017
The TFA contains sweeping provisions for expediting the movement of goods, and for publishing up-to-date data about rules and regulations critical for speeding up trade facilitation.
13 Mar 2017
The joint customs consultative committee think tank includes industry representatives most impacted by Brexit.
27 Feb 2017
Much depends on the actions of President Donald Trump.
23 Feb 2017
Shipping cargo across borders, especially into developing countries, is expected to be easier with the adoption of the WTO's new 110-member trade facilitation deal.
22 Feb 2017
“Studies estimate that the TFA will cut the average cost of exporting by some 14 percent."
27 Jan 2017
The advent of the new US administration brings uncertainty and potential disruption to US-Mexico trade.
20 Jan 2017
Pending any dramatic shakeup to trade relations, the railway — which operates a north-south network in Mexico and the US Midwest — said that despite recent downturn in intermodal revenue and volume, it remains optimistic about growing cross-border intermodal trade.
18 Jan 2017
A sudden double-digit hike in fuel prices is hammering Mexican trucking companies and shippers — but it's not their only problem.