US-Mexico Joint Work Plan, EFTA-Vietnam FTA, Port Everglades' Intermodal Facility Construction Begins, EU Urges Quick FTA with Mercosur - This Week In Global Logistics

US and Mexico FlagsU.S. Signs Joint Work Plan with Mexico – The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) signed a Joint Work Plan with Mexico’s Tax Administration Service (SAT) yesterday. The plan implements a mutual recognition of CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Agreement (C-TPAT) and SAT’s New Certified Companies Scheme (NEEC).

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EFTA and Vietnam Discuss Free Trade Agreement – The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has held the third round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Vietnam. Topics such as trade, investment, government procurement, intellectual property and sustainable development were discussed.

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Port Everglades’ New Intermodal Facility Construction Beings – Construction has finally begun on Port Everglades’ new 42.5-acre Intermodal Transfer Facility. The facility will have the capacity to handle additional cargo from larger ships and will aid in the transfer of containerized cargo through the port to and from the Florida East Coast (FEC) main line.

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EU Urges Quick FTA with Mercosur – The European Union (EU) has called for a speedy conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the South American trading bloc Mercosur. The countries will meet for a two-day summit in Chile to resolve negotiations.

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