Joint declaration (English translation) May 25, 2017 0900 hours
SAT Implements New Actions to Support Nuevo Laredo Customs Operations, Work Begins in Support of Temporary Coordinated Inspections to Process FAST/NEEC shipments
Regarding the storm damage inflicted on Customs of Nuevo Laredo and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Servicio de Administración Tributaria advised of new hours of operation at the Mexico Customs operation at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge to process both imports and exports:
May 24-28, 2017
Exports (Mexico to U.S.A.)
Imports (U.S.A. to Mexico)
CBP advises that it will provide necessary staffing at its Colombia Bridge export lot to support 24 hour export operations to Mexico. CBP will continue to process imports from Mexico to the U.S.A. from 0700-2400 and beyond, commensurate with the volume of traffic.
For this period, it is not necessary to file for extra service.
In addition, in coordination with CBP, both agencies will work together towards establishing temporary coordinated inspection operations at CBP facilities in Laredo, Texas, with all the services necessary to enable two lanes to process Free and Secure Trade (FAST) shipments.
CBP has re-established FAST C-TPAT processing at WTB as of 0700 on May 25 with the exception of medical and perishable merchandise. CBP is working in coordination with partner government agencies to bring online the capability to process these commodities in the near future.
SAT and CBP continue to work in close coordination to ensure efficient cargo operations at both bridges.
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.