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Mexico’s Canacar suing U.S. for $30 billion; says non-compliance with NAFTA

Canacar claims they have assembled a list of more than 30,000 people who have been wrongly denied access to the U.S. border for the purposes of commercial transportation.

The Trucker News Services

2/19/2014

Mexican trucking companies reportedly are suing the U.S. for $30 billion for non-compliance with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the attorney for Mexico’s transportation group said Monday.

Jose Refugio Muñoz Lopez, the attorney for the National Chamber of Motor Cargo Carriers (CANACAR), said the U.S. is still not in compliance with NAFTA, which was signed 20 years ago, The Latino Post reported.

Canacar claims they have assembled a list of more than 30,000 people who have been wrongly denied access to the U.S. border for the purposes of commercial transportation, and Muñoz complained that the U.S. has required Mexican trucking companies to invest in improvements for the U.S. and for cargo transfer facilities along the border between Mexico and the U.S.

The newspaper stated that the matter is to be discussed in a meeting between President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a Feb. 19 meeting in Toluca, Mexico.

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