Seattle - U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border Services Agency have announced today that they will be expanding seasonal operations at the Wild Horse ports of entry in Montana and Alberta beginning March 1, 2011. Seasonal hours will be in effect from March 1 to Oct. 31, 2011, during which time the port will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
"The Canada Border Services Agency expanded seasonal hours are part of our commitment to providing the local community with the highest level of protection, service and integrity," said Yvonne Bremault, Acting Regional Director General for the CBSA in Prairie Region.
Michele James, CBP director of field operations for the Seattle Field Office, added, "We're pleased to announce that CBSA and CBP will mirror hours of operation at Wild Horse in 2011 and look forward to the opportunity for expanded travel, tourism, and international trade in both countries."
Because Wild Horse, Mont., remains a permit port, a permit is required to import commercial merchandise into the U.S. In an effort to expand international trade in the region, CBP is ready to review applications and issue permits for commercial merchandise being imported into the U.S. Permits must be approved in advance by the Great Falls Area Port. Contact the Supervisory Entry Officer at (406) 453-7631 for more information.
The port of Wild Horse is located 42 miles north of Havre, Montana on U.S. Highway 232, and 200 km south of Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Highway 41.
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.