April 9, 2019 – Buckland is continuing to monitor the situation at the US southern border, and we are reaching out to inform you of the latest update on this matter.
There are presently delays in customs resulting in longer times to cross the Mexico-US Border, with lines up to 6 km. This is impacting operations at the Laredo bridge crossing and has caused a shortage of drayage units to cross the border for both Northbound and Southbound Shipments.
Update: We are still presenting delays in customs resulting in longer times to cross the Mexico-US Border, with lines up to an average of 10 km.
Please see the April 9, 2019 meeting minutes provided by the Laredo Licensed U.S. Customs Brokers Association, Inc. which detail the latest news on the delays at the Laredo crossings. This document features an update, as well as a question and answer section.
A Trade Information Notice was issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announcing that the Bridge of the Americas (BOTA) Import Lot in El Paso, Texas will be closed on Saturdays until further notice.
This decision was made in response to the ongoing humanitarian and border security crisis on the Southwest border of the United States.
For additional information:
- El Paso Press Conference Transcript – March 27, 2019
- US Customs and Border Protection
Buckland will continue to monitor this situation and will provide any relevant updates to you as they occur.