U.S. and Mexico Launch Cargo Pre-Inspection Pilot Program

Collaboration between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Mexican Customs administration has resulted in the launch of a joint cargo pre-inspection pilot program.  The program aims to reduce cargo congestion and clearance times by allowing each customs administration to inspect incoming cargo on the other’s soil prior to import. The program is currently being tested in one location at Laredo, Texas and will soon expand to two additional facilities in Mexico within the coming weeks.

This cargo pre clearance program comes at an opportune time as trade between Mexico and the U.S. is now over $500B USD annually. With large amounts of trade between the two countries, it is imperative that the U.S. and Mexico continue developing trade facilitation measures that will result in reduced congestion. Through greater harmonization of customs procedures, the U.S. and Mexico can realize increased trade flow at reduced costs.

Read more on the Associated Press. 

More Posts

CTPAT | Cargo Smuggling Trends Members Should Know

The CTPAT Minimum Security Criteria, regarding transportation security, emphasizes critical areas of conveyance security due diligence. To maintain contraband-free supply chain, MSC requires your supply chain operations team to keep up with evolving smuggling trends. Listed below are event smuggling trends all CTPAT member companies should be aware of:

2022 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit

CBP outlined the new requirements set forth in the CTPAT Trade Compliance program regarding forced labor. For CTPAT Tier II or Tier III members participating in the CTPAT Trade Compliance partnership, CBP released the new requirements that take effect on August 1st, 2022.

CTPAT Virtual Validations Checklist

The validation process is extensive. Virtual validations can last anywhere from 3 to 8 hours. When necessary, the validation will be divided into multiple sections. CBP’s goal is to leverage technology to further standardize virtual validations by using data to reduce validation backlogs and develop efficient feedback systems. Here are the latest lessons and best practices for CTPAT virtual validations from CBP’s 2022 Trade symposium.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.