DOT Will Hold NAFTA Trucking Conference
Jul 24, 2001 12:00 PM
A North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) conference is scheduled October 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas. Sponsored by the Department of Transportation (DOT), the conference will include panel discussions by officials from regulatory agencies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Topics will include cross-border transport operations. Sessions will be conducted in English and Spanish.
The purpose of the conference is to assist commercial truck carriers, bus operatiors, customs brokers, shippers, and other companies and/or associations that have an interest in the conduct of cross-border business that will involve transport operations in understanding of the requirements for legal operations outside their own countries.
Transportation provisions of NAFTA will allow motor carriers from the United States, Mexico, and Canada to increase access to each others' countries, many of them for the first time. They will be required to comply with operating requirements, as well as a variety of customs, immigration, agricultural, and other requirements imposed by each NAFTA country.