With a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement by
the end of this year off the table, President Trump has signaled that he
now would prefer to negotiate separate bilateral deals
with Canada and Mexico rather than continue a three-country discussion,
the New York Times reports. The two countries have opposed the idea as
cumbersome and unnecessary.
Uber Freight has announced a new offering
that provides motor carriers with multiple trucks to more efficiently
manage operations and increase productivity, according to SupplyChain
24/7. Called Fleet Mode, the tool allows “carriers and their dispatchers
to find, book, and reassign the best loads for their team,” Uber wrote
in a blog post.
Riskmethods Intregrates with IntegrityNext
Supply chain risk monitoring provider riskmethods announced Tuesday it had added new sustainability and compliance features through an integration with IntegrityNext,
according to a press release. The add-on helps companies to adhere to
international standards such as UN Global Compact, OECD, ISO, GRI and more.
“The Risk Intelligence Add-on based on IntegrityNext allows us to
extend our risk coverage within the area of sustainability and
compliance with risk indicators such as anti-bribery, environmental
protection, human rights and labor, health and safety, quality
management, conflict minerals and cyber security,” said Heiko Schwarz,
founder and managing director of riskmethods. “We’re also excited about
the real-time social media monitoring capability of IntegrityNext, which
monitors public opinion and sentiment of supply chain actors, a
critical reputational risk to companies.”
And finally, a trade update: Mexico has hit back
against the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs with its
own set of duties on a variety of products, Reuters reports. Mexico’s
list included a 20% tariff on U.S. pork legs and shoulders, apples and
potatoes, as well as 20%–25% duties on types of cheeses and bourbon.
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