CONATRAM & CANACAR still pursue $3.8B in damages for U.S. violations of NAFTA truck provisions

Camion_FronteraThe report out from the Inspector Generals office yesterday was in all ways favorable for allowing Mexican trucks unlimited access to the United States but apparently was not enough to stop efforts by the  Confederación Nacional de Transportistas Mexicanos (Conatram) and  Cámara Nacional del Autotransporte de Carga (Canacar) from pursuing their claims for damages against the United States for their continued violation of NAFTA trucking provisions.

The demand is for $3.8 billion dollars to cover damages to the Mexican trucking industry over the past 13 years.

Despite promises by U.S. politicians over the years, nothing has been done beyond the pilot programs for the United States to fulfill their obligations under NAFTA that was upheld by the NAFTA arbitration panel in 2000, said  Jose Refugio Munoz, director of Canacar.