WILD HORSE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations would like to remind travelers the Port of Wild Horse will resume winter hours on Oct. 1. The port will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Wild Horse is a permit port, which means a permit is required to import commercial merchandise. The Area Port of Great Falls is ready to review applications and issue permits for commercial merchandise to be imported into the United States. Permits require advance approval; contact the Supervisory Entry Officer at 406-453-7631 for more information.
“The Area Port of Great Falls continues to expediently review and approve permit applications for commercial merchandise to be imported into the U.S. through permit ports,” said James Rector, Assistant Area Port Director – Trade.
The closest commercial ports are Sweetgrass, Montana, and Raymond, Montana. They are open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Permits are not required to import commercial merchandise into the U.S. through Raymond or Sweetgrass. The Port of Raymond, located north of Plentywood on Highway 16, is approximately 300 miles east of Wild Horse. The Port of Sweetgrass, located on Interstate 15 north of Shelby, is about 100 miles west of Wild Horse.
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.