Pilot Plan to expedite Mexico-USA border crossing is announced

Category: News
Published: 2016-05-11

Mexico’s National Council of the Manufacturing Export Industry (Index) is launching a pilot plan to assess four U.S.A. – Mexico crossing points (Nogales, Sonora; Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua; and Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa, in Tamaulipas), in order to locate traffic jams and trouble passing merchandise through, both exports and imports, disclosed the Organization’s President, Federico Serrano Bañuelos.

This undertaking is based on the strategic work plan for infrastructure and safety, aiming to establish a world class logistics platform and develop projects to increase productivity and competitiveness, said Mr. Serrano. During this one-year ongoing process, the border crossing spots listed above will be assessed, as they are the crossing gates for up to 88% of total foreign trade merchandise to and from Mexico, with exports over US$226 billion in 2015 and imports valued in US$199 billion that transit through customs posts of North Mexico. Freight currently takes two to three hours to cross the border, causing delays in the delivery and affecting competitiveness. The objective of this, is to find out the reasons for this crossing times, so that new solutions to achieve a waiting times of less than 30 minutes to introduce merchandise from Mexico into the U.S. and vice versa, can be worked out.

Source: Uniradio Informa