Canadians Ask USDA To Drop Its New Border Fee

The Canadian government formally asked USDA to drop its intent to charge Canadian truckers a new fee for crossing the border into the U.S.

The Canadian government formally asked USDA to drop its intent to charge Canadian truckers a new fee for crossing the border into the U.S. USDA has indicated it plans to charge truckers $5.25/crossing, or $105/year, to fund a safety program on imported ag products. Landlinemag.com [1] says Canada is protesting the fee, which applies to all Canadian truckers, not just haulers of ag products. Canada also contends the plan may also violate NAFTA.
-- Joe Roybal