Category: Customs

Railroad blockade affects industry in Sonora: AMF

SONORA – The railroad blockade in Sonora has affected several industries, such as automotive, cement, steel, mining and agriculture, said the Mexican Association of Railways (AMF) The AMF reported that the blockades on the railroad tracks by...

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California’s Otay Mesa Port of Entry returns to normal 24/7 schedule

SAN DIEGO — US Customs and Border Protection officials are announcing that the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego County will begin operating 24 hours a day The change applies only to the passenger portion of the border crossing, there are...

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US$26 million will be invested in Laredo, Texas

Laredo – Mastronardi Produce signed an agreement with authorities in Laredo to expand and build a distribution center for agricultural products - vegetables - which are cultivated in Mexico for distribution in the United States where, together...

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Border Economy Slow Recovery From Pandemic

By Nancy J Gonzalez Even though the supply chains around the globe are restoring little by little, the economic effects the Coronavirus pandemic left in the communities are here to stay At the US-Mexico border the economic recovery is...

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Office to process ‘express line’ extends its closure

YSLETA – The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office reported that the temporary closure of the Trusted Traveler Program registration centers that include the offices at the Ysleta Bridge for SENTRI Lane procedures, the so-called...

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Customs in Ciudad Juarez opts for online procedures

CIUDAD JUAREZ – In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, foreign trade operations were forced to strengthen not only their prevention and hygiene measures, but also to adapt and use Internet-based procedures to speed up their processes, explained...

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CBP Expands Biometric Facial Comparison at the Southwest Border

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is expanding the use of biometric facial comparison technology at land Ports of Entry (POEs) Nowadays, this technology is used in 10 land POEs at the southwest border CBP is testing biometric facial...

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Coronavirus Pandemic Disturbs the Supply Chain at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is not only disrupting people’s lives, but is also having a negative impact on the manufacturing sites supply chain at the US-Mexico border Maquiladoras rely on Chinese products and components to manufacture...

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Ports To Plains will boost the economic activity of the northern border

ACUÑA – The road plan between Canada, the United States and Mexico called Ports To Plains will trigger the economy in much of the country; thus, the strengthening of the road infrastructure must be strengthened in Coahuila, according to the...

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Mexico and the U.S. reduce waiting times at customs

MEXICO – During 2018, three new unified cargo processing centers opened at the border between the United States and Mexico, which has reduced customs clearance times US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Tax Administration Service...

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