U.S., Mexico Sign Agreements on Trade and Customs Issues
The Department of Homeland Security reports that on March 26 U.S. Customs and Border Protection signed three agreements aimed at strengthening cross-border commerce with Mexico.
- a memorandum of cooperation with Mexico’s Tax Administration Service (SAT) on customs and trade enforcement that will facilitate the development and implementation of joint and coordinated programs aimed at increasing trade and customs compliance and combating illicit activities
- a memorandum of understanding with SAT stating a bilateral commitment to expand the cargo pre-inspection and unified cargo processing programs through which CBP and SAT officers work together to inspect and process cargo shipments
- an MOU with Mexico’s National Service for Agro-Alimentary Public Health, Safety, and Quality that will enable collaboration on agriculture safeguarding, agriculture quarantine inspections at ports of entry, and information sharing