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(Aug 18, 2009) The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to a press release issued on the occasion,
Specifically, the agreement seeks to strengthen border enforcement by creating a framework for establishing bi-national Port Security Management Committees, developing a joint implementation plan for cooperative capacity building, and increasing trade facilitation between the two nations through increased information sharing and a harmonized customs clearance process.
(Press Release, DHS, Secretary Napolitano and Mexican Finance Minister Agustín Carstens Sign Bilateral Agreement to Strengthen Security and Facilitate Trade (June 15, 2009), available at http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1245081021647.shtm.)
- Author: Gustavo Guerra More by this author
- Topic: International law More on this topic
- Jurisdiction: Mexico / United States More about this jurisdiction
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Last updated: 08/18/2009