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Imports from Mexico Could Face Delays as Busy Border Crossing Closed

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporarily suspended cargo operations at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, May 22 due to power outages, flooding, and structural damage sustained from heavy rains and high winds. The bridge is one of the busiest commercial crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border, processing about 12,000 trucks per day.

CBP states that commercial traffic will be rerouted to the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge and a snow day will be granted to filers for statements and payments due May 22. U.S. and Mexican customs authorities will work collaboratively to prioritize FAST, perishable, and medical-related shipments as truck lanes again become operational at the World Trade Bridge.

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