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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

Author: Gustavo Guerra More by this author
Topic: International affairs More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Mexico More about this jurisdiction
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Last updated: 08/18/2009