Alan M. Field
The existence of a border wall wouldn’t impede trade facilitation, except that it would cost a great deal of money that might not be available for hiring new Customs officers.

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Major revisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement or other trade agreements could create a bigger market for electronic audit and payment services.
Growing volatility in freight rates and future changes in supply chains that result from major revisions in trade agreements create a bigger market for electronic audit and payment services.
3PLs are confident that demand for their expertise and services will be strong, regardless of the policy directions the new US administration pursues.
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