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Border Patrol Seizes over $1.5M worth of Marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted multiple smuggling attempts that resulted in the seizure of over 1,900 pounds of narcotics. On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working near Rio Grande City, Texas, observed multiple subjects walk towards a vehicle just north of the Rio Grande. As agents responded, all the subjects fled to Mexico. An inspection of the ... Read More »

Pak rupee further strengthens

KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee on Thursday continued to recover against the US currency in open market and remained unchanged in interbank. As per the local money market, the greenback lost 20 paisas in open market for buying at Rs 124 and for selling at Rs 124.55, while it remained firm in interbank for buying at Rs 121.40 and for selling ... Read More »

US, Georgia sign customs agreement to boost security cooperation

WASHINGTON: The United States signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Georgia to increase information sharing and security cooperation, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a press release on Thursday. The release noted that CMAA’s are legal documents which provide a framework for exchanging information and evidence to help enforce customs laws around the world. The United ... Read More »

Nigeria begins yam exports to Europe, US

LAGOS: Nigeria on Thursday began to export yams to Europe and the United States, as part of moves to diversify its oil-dependent economy and earn much-needed foreign exchange. Agriculture minister Audu Ogbeh flagged off the first consignment of the fibrous tuber from the port in the country’s economic capital, Lagos. “Oil and gas cannot employ millions of people just like ... Read More »

US, China formally join global climate pact

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Saturday said cooperation was “the single best chance that we have” to save the planet as he stood with China’s President Xi Jinping to formally enter their two nations into last year’s Paris climate change agreement. At a ceremony on the sidelines of a global economic summit, Obama and Xi, representing the world’s two biggest ... Read More »

US, Saudi to expand energy exports

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to export more oil and continue competing with other producers for market share by keeping prices low, but there’s still room for U.S. companies to export natural gas. The CEO of Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company, said his firm plans to meet growing global demand by expanding production. The OPEC leader is already pumping at near ... Read More »

US, India trade to discuss WTO issues

NEW YORK: Just a day before the end of the WTO Ministerial conference, trade ministers of India and the US are expected to meet today to discuss issues related with the ongoing meeting of the multi-lateral body. The meeting of Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the US Trade Representative Michael Froman assumes significance as no consensus has been ... Read More »

US, Dominican Republic sign mutual recognition arrangement

WASHINGTON: The United States signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) today with the Dominican Republic that allows for a stronger collaboration between the two countries in securing the global supply chain and recognizes the compatibility between U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program and the Dominican Republic’s Authorized Economic Operator Program. CBP Commissioner R. Gil ... Read More »

Enbridge cuts 5% of workforce in Canada, US

OTTAWA: Canada’s largest pipeline company Enbridge cut 5 percent of its workforce on Monday, a company spokesman said, as low crude prices continued to drag on the North American oil and gas industry. Enbridge spokesman Graham White said the reductions were made across Canada and the United States and represented about 500 employees at all levels and 100 unfilled positions. ... Read More »

US, Mexico sign deal to share satellite data directly

MEXICO CITY: The United States and Mexico signed a deal for Mexico to capture and process land-surface imagery and data directly from a U.S.-operated satellite. The agreement means Mexico will be able to get the raw information from the Landsat 8 satellite immediately instead of waiting for filtered data to be released by U.S. authorities. Mexico joins about a half ... Read More »

US, Mexico launch cargo pre-inspection program to promote trade

MEXICO CITY: The United States and Mexico has launched a pilot cargo pre-inspection program that aims to facilitate trade between the two nations. Under the program, cargo will be inspected just once in the exporting country by customs officials from both nations. Officials say it has the potential to ease shipping congestion by reducing wait times up to 80 percent ... Read More »

US, Cuba discussing joint maritime reserve: John Kerry

HAVANA: The United States and its former Cold War foe Cuba are discussing a joint maritime reserve in waters between their countries, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said. Kerry was in Chile for the “Our Ocean” conference, where several countries and foundations announced new efforts to preserve the marine environment and fisheries. The United States had already unveiled ... Read More »

US, South Africa agree on poultry imports

PRETORIA: US and South African agricultural officials agreed at a crucial meeting in Pretoria this week to take steps to ensure US poultry imports to South Africa resume by the end of the year. Though the two countries had agreed in June on an annual quota of 65 000 tons of US poultry imports into South Africa to end a ... Read More »

Mining investors prefer to invest in Canada, Australia, US, Chile and Mexico

OTTAWA: Mining investors, currently experiencing one of the industry’s worst times in over a decade, are braced for another round of disastrous results from mining companies, as the commodities rout takes its toll on profits. But instead of panicking and try to “get out” of the game, mineral industry advisory firm Behre Dolbear is recommending stakeholders to focus on those ... Read More »

Mining investors prefer to invest in Canada, Australia, US, Chile and Mexico

OTTAWA: Mining investors, currently experiencing one of the industry’s worst times in over a decade, are braced for another round of disastrous results from mining companies, as the commodities rout takes its toll on profits. But instead of panicking and try to “get out” of the game, mineral industry advisory firm Behre Dolbear is recommending stakeholders to focus on those ... Read More »

Mining investors prefer to invest in Canada, Australia, US, Chile and Mexico

OTTAWA: Mining investors, currently experiencing one of the industry’s worst times in over a decade, are braced for another round of disastrous results from mining companies, as the commodities rout takes its toll on profits. But instead of panicking and try to “get out” of the game, mineral industry advisory firm Behre Dolbear is recommending stakeholders to focus on those ... Read More »

US, Mexico open new rail link for bilateral trade

AUSTIN: The United States and Mexico opened their first new rail link in more than a century as part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600 billion a year in bilateral trade, officials said. The West Rail Bypass International Bridge connecting Brownsville, Texas, with the city of Matamoros across the border will largely carry freight, the U.S. Commerce Department ... Read More »

US, Mexico open new rail link for bilateral trade

AUSTIN: The United States and Mexico opened their first new rail link in more than a century as part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600 billion a year in bilateral trade, officials said. The West Rail Bypass International Bridge connecting Brownsville, Texas, with the city of Matamoros across the border will largely carry freight, the U.S. Commerce Department ... Read More »

US, Cuba plan seminar on offshore drilling safety practices in Havana

HAVANA: With the thaw in US-Cuba relations, oil industry leaders and experts from both countries are planning a symposium on offshore drilling safety practices in Havana in October. It would also include participants from other countries in the region. The 50-plus-years trade embargo is still largely in place so there is no short-term prospect of US firms being involved in ... Read More »

US, Cuba plan seminar on offshore drilling safety practices in Havana

HAVANA: With the thaw in US-Cuba relations, oil industry leaders and experts from both countries are planning a symposium on offshore drilling safety practices in Havana in October. It would also include participants from other countries in the region. The 50-plus-years trade embargo is still largely in place so there is no short-term prospect of US firms being involved in ... Read More »