This year marks three successful decades of growing and working with customers and carriers in Mexico. Since 1990, when C.H. Robinson first opened an office in Monterrey, Mexico, the United States has since remained one of Mexico’s largest trading partners in the import and export business.

Nearly three years ago, C.H. Robinson’s President of Managed Services, Jordan Kass, spoke before Congress to detail industry concerns over the U.S. government’s role in supply chains. Today, amid an uncertain trade situation on the U.S.-Mexico border, his words seem unusually predictive.

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On March 27, U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a notice detailing the re-assignment of over 750 officers from various ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border to help process people crossing the border. This past weekend, rhetoric increased significantly regarding the potential of closing the border completely. While this threat is not new, it [...]

The U.S., Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018. While many news outlets reported on the new agreement—including the fact that all three countries still must ratify the trade agreement, which is likely to occur in 2019—there hasn’t been much information about how the [...]

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Did you know that the U.S. – Canada border is one of the most important borders in the world? Canada is the number one market for U.S. exports and 60% of Canada’s overall trade is with the United States.* Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, [...]

Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here | C.H. Robinson Ecommerce has moved far beyond its origin as a disruptor of retail businesses to become mainstream within countries. Now, its impact is spreading beyond international borders. Processes for cross-border ecommerce are still evolving, but you can already see their impact at work.

4 Tips for Streamlining Your Canada/U.S. Border Crossing | The Road The $2 billion worth of goods and services that cross the Canada/U.S. border every day are a testament to the strength of the economic relationship between Canada and the United States.* And while both countries are strong, cooperative trading partners, shipments between the two [...]

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Infographic: Remove Shipping Barriers at the Canada/U.S. Border Despite Canada and the United States having the world’s largest trade relationship, many shippers run into challenges when crossing the Canada/U.S. border. Typically, the challenges come down to three basic issues that will affect any freight crossing the border.

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Robinson What is truckload cabotage, and how do EU and U.S. shippers experience these rules? Cabotage rules cover the transport of goods between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. When you look at EU and U.S. [...]

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As I wrap up this series, I realize just how much information we’ve already covered about shipping freight across U.S./Mexico borders. We’ve looked at operating on both sides of the border, redefined transportation success, and even asked the tough questions for choosing a customs broker. The final point I want to drive home is what [...]