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Mexico to Allow Armed U.S. CBP Agents in to Pre-clear Cargo

Posted June 03, 2015

Under International Trade Issues, U.S. Customs Issues


(Lorena Figueroa – El Paso Times)

In a major international public policy change, Mexico will soon permit armed U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to work within its borders as part of a trade agreement aimed at getting cargo from Mexico into the U.S. faster.

The change to Mexico’s strict firearms legislation was approved and enacted May 22. The date when U.S. agents will start going into Mexico to inspect cargo before it heads to this country has not been set.

“This demonstrates once more that Mexico and the U.S. have interest to improve trade between the two countries. This is a huge step,” said Manuel Sotelo, chairman of the Juárez Trucking Association. Click here to read more.