The Significance Of Cross-Border In North America

There has always been a close relationship among the friendly North American neighbors that include the United States, Canada and Mexico. Mexico is currently the US’ largest goods trading partner while Canada is ranked 2nd for the fifth consecutive year. As a result, investments in cross-border transportation has been increasing with the fully “North American Railroad” adding to the trend.

The benefits of cross-border trade to agriculture

Over the past year, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was replaced by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that has allowed the United States to expand their exports of American agricultural products to benefit farmers, ranchers and agribusiness.

USMCA paved the way for new opportunities for American farmers to export dairy products to Canada like fluid milk, cream, butter, skim milk powder, cheese and many more. Tariffs on whey and margarine were also eliminated. This has been extremely positive for cross-border trucking that is capitalizing on their expertise to navigate customs and fine print border-crossing arrangements – deals that are often too intricate and complicated.

For the very first time, USMCA has specifically addressed agricultural biotechnology to support modern innovations in agriculture. The three North American countries have agreed to improve information exchange and cooperation on agricultural biotechnology trade-related matters. Canada has agreed to grade wheat imported from the US with the same manner as Canadian wheat. Canada would no longer require country-of-origin statement on quality grade and inspection certificate.

The effects of cross-border trade on logistics companies

North American trucking companies gain one-third of their revenue from cross-border freight.  Shippers have lots of freight to haul right now if they could find 500 to 600 more drivers. Furthermore, a lot of cross-border principles must be followed for goods that are entering and leaving the US. The entry of drivers must only for the purpose of international movement of goods and not engage in any other activity.

To ensure a seamless transaction, shippers must work with Titan Transline, one of the most reliable trucking and logistics companies across the USA and Canada. A professional team is willing and prepared to handle even the most complex transportation requests. Every shipment is handled with utmost care and service.