Streamlined borders among NAFTA objectives: USA trade reps

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The U.S. is seeking to automate and streamline customs and border agenda among wishlist that it has for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The agreement objectives were released by Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on July 17.

The 18-page document asks for “automation of import, export, and transit processes” as well as “reduced import, export, and transit forms, documents, and formalities [and] enhanced harmonization of customs data requirements” for goods crossing the border.

The record likewise contains expansive dialect encompassing the straightforwardness of laws and border regulations, alongside self-rule for every NAFTA member in deciding and implementing its own laws and regulations.

The U.S. is additionally looking to change the way disputes are settled.

A week ago, the Canadian Trucking Alliance presented its remarks to Global Affairs Canada to help outline Ottawa’s discourses with the US including the modernization of cross-border trucking in forthcoming NAFTA trade discussions.

The capitulation covers eleven zones of interest including NAFTA, cross-border transportation and global trade, including: in-transit truck moves, cargo pre-clearance, government investment at ports of entry, harmonization of security programs, the trend in rising cross-border fees, the movement of food products and related assessments, online business, among numerous different issues.

NAFTA renegotiations are set to start on August 17.