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CBP Laredo Field Office Business Resumption Update June 20, 2017 1630 hours

Release Date: 
June 20, 2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Laredo Field Office  
Business Resumption Update  
June 20, 2017 1630 hours  

CBP Laredo Port of Entry announces current hours of operation and modes of commercial traffic processed by CBP for June 20-25:

An aerial view of the import lot at World Trade Bridge depicts a temporary modular CBP office building tentatively slated to open on July 5
An aerial view of the World Trade Bridge
import lot shows ongoing progress on a
temporary modular CBP office building in 
the foreground that is tentatively slated to come
online on July 5.

World Trade Bridge
Imports (Mexico to the U.S.A.)

  • 7 a.m. to midnight or beyond until last queued truck processed.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or beyond until last queued truck processed.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or beyond until last queued truck processed.

CBP will process the following modes of commercial traffic:

  • Empties (tractors and trailers) and including automotive racks in empty trailers which are considered items of international commerce
  • FAST certified companies
  • Informal Entries
  • Agriculture (perishables)
  • Automotive products
  • FDA-regulated products: FDA will monitor these shipments electronically and place holds as deemed necessary to coordinate further inspection
  • Machinery

Exports (U.S.A. to Mexico)

  • 7 a.m. to midnight or beyond until last queued truck processed.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or beyond until last queued truck processed.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or beyond until last queued truck processed.

Since Monday, June 12th Exports to Mexico have resumed normal operating hours: 7:00 a.m. to midnight
          
All modes of commercial traffic processed.

Progress continues on the establishment of temporary office facilities in modular buildings at World Trade Bridge. The tentative start date for the WTB temporary office facility is Wednesday, July 5.

FDA personnel will work alongside CBP officers and import specialists when these modular buildings come online.

FDA will staff the space provided by CBP on their modular buildings once ready to be occupied in order to provide FDA import coverage at WTB until FDA gets its own modular building.      

FDA is still operating under the business resumption plan; there is FDA staff in Colombia POE conducting import lot dock inspections.  FDA staff located at Juarez Lincoln Bridge II office are conducting field exams at warehouses. 

FDA Hours of operation:

Colombia Solidarity Bridge Import Lot

  • Monday thru Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Holidays 8:00a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Juarez Lincoln Bridge II

  • Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CBP would like to stress that only the commodities identified above are able to use World Trade Bridge at this time. CBP will return trucks that aren’t carrying these afore-listed commodities to Mexico and direct them to the Colombia Bridge.  

Aduana y Protección Fronterizas procesara solamente el siguiente tráfico comercial por el puente mundial:

  • Tractores vacíos, incluyendo cargamentos de racks utilizados para partes automotrices considerados como comercio internacional
  • compañías certificadas de FAST
  • Entradas clasificadas como Informales
  • Productos de Agricultura incluyendo artículos perecederos
  • Productos Automotrices
  • Productos regulados por el FDA:  FDA estará monitoreando estos cargamentos electrónicamente; en caso de requerir inspecciones, serán examinados por personal del departamento de FDA.
  • Maquinaria

Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) desea hacer hincapié en que sólo las mercancías identificadas anteriormente pueden utilizar World Trade Bridge (puente mundial) en este momento. CBP devolverá a México los camiones que no llevan productos antes mencionados y los dirigirá al Puente de Colombia.

Colombia

Imports (Mexico to the U.S.A.)

  • 7 a.m. to midnight or beyond until last queued truck is processed.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or beyond until last queued truck processed.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or beyond until last queued truck processed.

All modes of commercial traffic processed.

Exports (U.S.A. to Mexico)

  • 7 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (or beyond until last queued truck processed.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or beyond until last queued truck processed.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or beyond until last queued truck processed.

Since Monday, June 12th Exports to Mexico have resumed normal operating hours: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

All modes of commercial traffic processed.

Hours of operation for the forthcoming July 4th holiday will be the same as a normal weekday at both World Trade Bridge and Colombia-Solidarity Bridge.

All of the aforementioned information has been confirmed and is done in coordination with Servicio de Administración Tributaria, Aduana de Nuevo Laredo.

CBP strongly encourages the international trade community to maximize use of early morning hours, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., since during these hours we have minimal traffic.

Please note that the daily update phone calls that had been in effect since May 22 have ceased since Friday, June 2. They have now returned to a once-weekly basis. Stakeholders will be informed as soon as viable information on the initiation of repairs and estimated dates of completion are available.

Last modified: 
June 21, 2017