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U.S., Mexico Must Resolve Trucking Dispute, Trade Rep Says

The U.S. and Mexico need to resolve a dispute over allowing Mexican trucks access to U.S. roads, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said in Mexico City, Bloomberg reported.

Kirk added that the Obama administration will begin working with Congress to resolve the matter, Bloomberg said.

Mexican trucks are allowed to operate within about 25 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. TheĀ Department of Transportation under the Bush administration started a pilot program in 2007 to allow some Mexican carriers to operate on all U.S. roads.

The Obama administration suspended the program in March 2009, and a group of Mexican carriers threatened to sue the U.S. for $6 billion for violating the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement.

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