Laredo Sector Border Patrol Presents the PACT Lane Program at the Logistics and Manufacturing Association – Port Laredo
LAREDO, Texas – On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Border Patrol agents presented the Pre-Enrolled Access Commercial Traffic (PACT) Lane program at the Logistics and Manufacturing Association – Port Laredo at the Laredo Community College – Fort McIntosh Campus. Approximately 25 individuals were in attendance from U.S. Customs Brokers, freight forwarding companies, manufacturing companies, transportation companies, economic development non-government organizations and a representative from the Consulate General of the United States.
The PACT Lane program plays a critical role in expediting and facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel within the United States. The program has shown results in reducing wait times at the checkpoint for program participants. The PACT Lane program facilitates the transit of known, low risk, commercial drivers and conveyances by designating a lane solely for program participants transiting through the Laredo North Checkpoint. The program currently has 15 participating companies and are looking to recruit more trusted, low risk, transportation partners.
The program was developed in consultation with the Office of Field Operations in Laredo and Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). Those eligible to utilize the PACT lane are highway carriers who are C-TPAT certified/validated, and whose drivers are participants in one of the Customs and Border Protection Trusted Traveler Programs.
For more information on the PACT Lane program, please contact the Program Manager at 956-764-3849, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.