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CBP to Implement Mitigation Measures to Facilitate Cargo as Mexico Customs Upgrades its Computer System This Weekend

Release Date: 
October 12, 2018

LAREDO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Laredo Field Office advises that it will implement business resumption measures at South Texas ports to help facilitate lawful trade as Mexico Customs upgrades its computer system this weekend.

“As Mexico Customs works to install an upgraded computer system this weekend, we will do our part to implement business resumption measures at key South Texas ports to help facilitate lawful trade and keep traffic moving during this brief transition period,” said Director, Field Operations David P. Higgerson, Laredo Field Office.  “We will remain in communication with Mexico Customs and our international trade partners throughout the weekend to ensure that we are able to able facilitate lawful trade while upholding our border security mission.”

A view of the appraches to teh pirmary inspection booths at World Trade Bridge
A view of the approaches to the primary
inspection booths at World Trade Bridge in
Laredo, Texas.

During the first phase of the Mexico Customs computer system upgrade, which impacts the ports of Laredo and Eagle Pass, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, Mexico Customs in Nuevo Laredo will process urgent shipments, to include perishables, agriculture, food sector products regulated by FDA, automotive industry, machinery, electronics sector and FAST shipments (IMMEX certified companies). From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mexico will process normal shipments. For its part CBP at Laredo Port of Entry will remain open past 8 p.m. until the last truck is processed.

During the second phase of the Mexico Customs computer systems upgrade, which affects the port of Pharr-Reynosa, among others, Mexico Customs will process empty trucks during normal hours on Saturday. CBP for its part will process full loaded trucks remaining on the bridge beyond 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 until all trucks are processed.

Throughout the weekend, CBP’s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) computer system will be up and running to facilitate the efficient processing of imports and exports.

Learn more about CBP here.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021