MEXICO – The Mariposa Port of Entry (POE) is officially opening every Sunday for commerce starting January 31. This port is one of the largest border crossings for commercial trucks at the U.S.- Mexico region.
“We see this as tremendous news for the competitiveness of the Arizona-Mexico corridor and for the existing companies that are tied into major global supply chains. We think this is an added bonus to what they can offer to the companies they’re supplying,” said cross-border trade expert Luis Ramirez, president of Ramírez Advisors Inter-National.
To date, the Mariposa Port of Entry has only been open for brief periods on Sunday, maybe four to six weeks a year when perishable produce production is at its highest. Now, global supply chains for automotive, agriculture, maquilas and other industries will have more certainty and flexibility for transporting goods.
The Mariposa Port of Entry is one of the nation’s largest commercial ports with 349,377 northbound trucks crossing yearly. The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that close to US$30 billion worth of goods cross at Nogales each year.
Meanwhile, commercial traffic is on the rise. In the past months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reported double-digit growth rates at Nogales.
Source: Border Now January 2021 edition