Companies lose around US$4 million due to border crossing problems

Category: News
Published: 2019-04-12

CIUDAD JUAREZ – Delays in the crossing of goods between Mexico and the United States have accumulated losses between US$5,000 and US$4 million for companies located in Ciudad Juarez which transport their products to El Paso, Texas.

Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufacturera de Exportación (Index) Ciudad Juárez explained that the wide range of losses for companies is explained by their production volume, contractual obligations, air transportation expenses, inventories and dependence on U.S. inputs for production, among other factors.

The industrialists of El Paso explained that during three weeks the commercial flow has experienced a substantial change, going from a flow of 1 to 3 hours, to delays of 8, 15 and up to 24 hours; situation that keeps stranded 350 export trailers and 250 that seek to enter to Mexico.

Index Ciudad Juarez, detailed that 91% of companies are affected by delays, some face stoppages in their production lines and were forced to hire more drivers.

Source: El Heraldo de Mexico