While his campaign has seemingly divided a nation, Donald J. Trump will officially be the 45th president of the United States. One of his major campaign promises was to build a wall along the border of Mexico to reduce the amount of illegal immigration and smuggling that occurs there. The plan details have not been finalized and it continues to come under pressure.
While those claims have undoubtedly strained some relations with Mexico and caused tension domestically, President-Elect Trump’s statement that NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) was the “worst trade deal in history” and his promise to repeal it is far more worrisome to those involved in international trade and manufacturing.
So what does this mean for logistics between Mexico and the US in the coming years?
As with any election, no one is sure of what will actually become a reality post-inauguration or what the timeline might be for the proposed changes. We do know that while some things may change, the international trade and manufacturing is not going away any time soon. Now more than ever, it is vital to strengthen trade relationships and processes that are built across the border.
Having recently expanded our operations inside Mexico and at the Laredo border, Carter Logistics prides ourselves at being experts on trans-border logistics. Our team moves freight efficiently and accurately across the border and works with our partner carriers inside Mexico to offer the same Milk Run JIT opportunities that our clients enjoy domestically. We do this by staying up to date on trade regulations and border best practices as well as maintaining the same high-standards with our Mexico transportation partners that we have domestically.
While the potential changes on trade climate may have your competitors stalling, take this opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by strengthening your presence and security in the global marketplace.