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Arizona business leaders have high hopes as USMCA takes effect

There’s often not much agreement on news out of Washington, but Arizona business leaders were hard-pressed this week to come up with negatives about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that took effect Wednesday.... Read more»

Falling foot traffic across border worries businesses, state officials

Nogales business owners are sweating a double-digit percentage point drop in local traffic across the border but the effects could be felt statewide.... Read more»

Gov. Ducey & Mexican ambassador stress bilateral ties, NAFTA replacement

In their first public appearance together, Gov. Doug Ducey and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena discussed the depths of Arizona-Mexico ties and stressed the importance of ratifying the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.... Read more»

Customs rotates officers into Nogales to deal with staffing shortages

Ports of entry at Nogales are as many as 300 CBP officers shy of their approved staffing levels, according to the officers’ union, leading to long lines that threaten the region’s economy.... Read more»

Arizona’s effort to boost Mexico trade faces hurdle under Trump administration

Arizona is caught in the middle as President Donald Trump tries to limit foreign trade with Mexico while the state tries to boost cross-border business.... Read more»

Renovations improve Nogales crossing, critics say officials must do more

About 300,000 commercial vehicles pass through the Mariposa Port of Entry every year on their way into the United States, and it’s one of the busiest ports on the border. The government spent nearly $200 million to add booths and inspection spaces to help reduce wait times. So far, it appears to be working, but there is some debate about how effective the renovation has been. ... Read more»