Miguel Ángel Landeros, pdte. COMCE of the West joins Adam M. Sulewski (left), trade representative for United States Customs and Border Protection, to discuss various foreign trade topics.
To have more export areas on the border between USA And Mexico is already building eight new border crossings, reported Adam M. Sulewski, trade representative for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Since 2015, some of the border crossings have been built and will be located in New Mexico, California and Texas.
These are built in Columbus, New Mexico; Calexico West, California; Brownsville West Rail Bypass (transfer to UPRR), Texas; Ojinaga Prison, Texas; Otay Mesa East Presidential Permit, California; Approval of the President of Southern Railway, Texas; Pharr Presidential License, Texas; and the most recent, which began construction in July 2023, Calexico East, California.
Depending on the logistics of each location, the crossings will be operational within three to five years.
This is due to the resources required for construction, permits from the federal governments of the United States and Mexico, and the people that must be hired.
“These new crossings will bring benefits by speeding up passage to the United States, which is our main trading partner. Let’s remember that Jalisco exports 70 percent of its products to this country and the number would increase by another 10 percent. Hence the importance of these new crosses,” added Miguel Ángel Landeros, president of the Mexican Western Foreign Trade Council (COMCE).
Sulewski stated that additional permits have already been obtained for the construction of additional construction projects Border crossings.
There are currently around 45 Border crossings in operation, although not all are intended for the export of products.