President Vincente Fox is trying to convince Washington officials
to stop "isolationist and discriminatory" restrictions
that have blocked Mexican trucks from crossing into the United
States, AP says.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexican trucks
were to travel throughout the United States by Jan. 1, 2000.
U.S. officials later set a June 1, 2002 deadline, which was
recently moved to mid-July.
if the United States does not comply with NAFTA, he would consider
banning U.S. trucks from entering Mexico. He spoke to a group
of Mexican transportation officials.
is safety concerns about Mexican trucks, which U.S. officials
say are not well-maintained and sometimes carry overweight loads
or are driven by untrained drivers.