RAYMOND, Mont.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced today the test hours for the Raymond Port of Entry will begin on April 18 and run for 60 days. During the test period, the port will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week. The port will close at midnight on Sunday, April 17 and reopen at 6:00 a.m. on April 18.
“CBP would like to thank the public and stakeholders who attended the town hall and to everyone who submitted input on the test hours,” said Great Falls Area Port Director Daniel Escobedo. “Following the 60-day test period, CBP will make a determination for the most feasible hours of operations at the Raymond Port of Entry.”
The Raymond Port of Entry will retain its designation as a commercial port of entry. Cargo exports and north bound travelers will not be affected during the test hours.
CBP took into account comments and concerns voiced by the local community and stakeholders following an informational town hall held on Feb. 11. CBP will continue to accept public comments and input throughout the 60-day test period via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or postal mail:
Area Port Director Daniel Escobedo
Attn: “Raymond-Test Hours”
2108 21st Street South
Great Falls, Montana 59404
The Raymond Port of Entry is 15 miles north of Plentywood, Mont. and 162 kilometers south of Regina, Saskatchewan. It resides south of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Port of Regway in Saskatchewan, Canada.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.