Yesterday at 5:00 p.m. CST, Buckland was part of a call with the U.S. and Mexican customs authorities regarding the storm damages to the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, TX. We are sharing the highlights from this call with you to ensure that you are aware of the most relevant and up to date information on this matter.
Repairs to the World Trade Bridge are on track, with the roof work nearly completed. Once this is completed, the replacement of the air conditioning units will take place. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are utilizing on site temporary offices in a mobile/truck compound.
- In addition to Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Shipments, there will be a test to see if the bridge can be opened to automotive sector shipments.
- If this does occur, there will be joint inspections by CBP and Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT). If this process is effective, Mexican Customs may elect not to repair the Mexican Customs Export platform for inspections.
- Attempts are being made to authorize the loads with empty containers to cross as empty trailers and will still need to have the Mexican Pedimento.
- All other commodities still crossing by Colombia Bridge.
- The Laredo World Trade Bridge is fully operational for Southbound shipments.
- The Laredo Pedimento in Southbound shipments can no be longer be cleared at Colombia Bridge.
- Southbound operations at the World Trade Bridge and Columbia Bridge have now returned to regular hours.
We are sharing this update with you as a valued Buckland customer and hope that this information will be useful to your business. As a customer-focused company, we provide you with a single source of unmatched Customs Brokerage (Canadian, US, Mexican), Trade Managed Solutions, Freight Forwarding, Trade Technologies and Warehousing/Distribution Services. If you have questions, please reach out to Buckland today.
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