The Mexican Trucking Issue: Are We There Yet?




Could this be the end of the road for one of the longest running NAFTA disputes – Mexico Trucking.  There have been many starts and stops along the way, with billions of dollars in levies exacted on the exports of many unrelated industries when such measures were authorized by a NAFTA panel.  Will the current Department of Transportation proposal represent the final path forward in this longstanding saga?  What are the parameters of that proposed deal?  Have the U.S. and Mexican Governments discovered the Holy Grail nearly twenty years after the NAFTA was ratified?  Top level officials on both sides of the border have devoted considerable attention to finding a workable solution to allow cross-border trucking to resume.  Could another bump in the road emerge?  Please join us for a revealing discussion to be delivered by an all-star panel on the Mexican trucking dispute. Panel: John MELLE, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, USTR; William QUADE, Associate Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Program Delivery Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Department of Transportation; Martin ROJAS, Vice President, Security & Operations, American Trucking Associations; & Karen ANTEBI, Economic Counselor, Embassy of Mexico, Trade and NAFTA Office. With your Moderator: Joe O’MARA, President, O’Mara and Associates.