On October 23rd, CT Strategies’ Andrew Farrelly provided remarks at the Kansas City Southern Railroad, annual ‘Mexico Energy Symposium’ in Houston. The daylong event convenes KCS leaders and energy sector executives from across Mexico to discuss how KCS’ Mexico-U.S. supply chain can support the cross-border movement of refined fuel and related products between the two countries. Supply chain security and efficiency are critical to the flow of trade and economic growth between the two trade partners.
Farrelly discussed how KCS has consistently performed as a leader in the rail industry when it comes to partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexico Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT). This includes KCS’ membership in CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program. Members of the program voluntarily comply with security standards and share information with CBP in exchange for expedited border crossings and other benefits. Farrelly discussed how KCS’ success in complying with the new CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria (MSC), which goes into effect in 2020, will benefit KCS’ energy customers and its entire U.S.-Mexico supply chain.