The U.S. is considering requesting a carveout for cross-border trucking services in a retooled North American Free Trade Agreement, sources said, a move that could lead to the end of a controversial trucking program that allows Mexican carriers to operate in the U.S.
Multiple sources said USTR is mulling language in NAFTA that would allow the U.S. to come forward later with measures that restrict Mexican truck access in the U.S. Opponents of the trucking program are pushing for the U.S. to carve out cross-border trucking services in Annex II of the deal and specify that the sector is not subject to NAFTA’s national treatment provisions. Annex II covers reservations for future measures.
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