County commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to seek a federal approval to expand the coverage within Doña Ana County of what’s known as a Foreign Trade Zone 197, a geographical area that’s treated — for U.S. customs purposes — like foreign turf, even though it’s solidly on domestic soil.
In the past few weeks, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has detected an increase in narcotic and human smuggling seizures in commercial shipments originating in Mexico and entering through several South West Border (SWB) ports. Both C-TPAT and non C-TPAT shipments have been targeted by Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO).
C-TPAT Importers, Mexico/Foreign Manufacturers, Mexican Long Haul Carriers and US/Mexico Highway Carriers should be cognizant that DTOs may target all entities involved in the supply chain regardless of the commodity being transported. Continue reading “Important Message for all C-TPAT Members”
The 2013 New Mexico Legislative Session adjourned this past Saturday. The session was a very good one for our BIA membership, as we successfully achieved $3.8 million extra funds for improvements to the water/wastewater treatment system in Sunland Park/Santa Teresa. Continue reading “2013 Legislative Recap”