US-Mexico Trade: How Will an Uncertain Landscape Affect Importers and Exporters?

Whether President Trump withdraws the US from the North American Free Trade Agreement or not, US trade with Mexico is on course to grow. Cross-border supply chains are linked at a deep level, and whatever trade agreements the US, Canada, and Mexico agree upon, freight will keep moving. Indeed, after declining in 2016, total US-Mexico trade increased more than 6 percent year over year in 2017, according to the US Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division. That doesn't mean the flow of goods can't be improved, or that policy couldn't have an impact on how goods move. The bigger question may be how the US economy and available transportation capacity affects cross-border freight. How will shippers, logistics companies and transportation operators cope with increased congestion at the border and uncertain policies in both countries? How will proposed changes affect shippers’ supply chains, and how should BCOs prepare?

This webcast will address these questions as it examines the future of US-Mexico trade and the goods flowing over the border.

Moderator

Hugh Morley, Senior Editor, JOC, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

Speaker(s)

Erik Markeset, Managing Director, Tsol

Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Economist, and Chief Strategist, JLL Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure

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Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein at Tony.Stein@ihsmarkit.com

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 16:00

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