Mexican Customs Binational Working Group Update

Earlier this year, representatives from Mexican Customs created a working group to advance border infrastructure projects in our region, including the Otay Mesa East Point of Entry and the proposed rail port of entry at Tecate featuring joint inspection facilities. The working group is comprised of representatives from SANDAG, Caltrans, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mexican Customs authorities, General Services Administration and its counterpart in Mexico (INDAABIN), the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, and stakeholders from the private sector including the Chamber. The Chamber is an active participant in the working group and co-leads efforts to advance the creation of a multi-service kiosk in San Diego to allow foreign visitors to process all necessary documents and permits to visit Mexico by sea. The Chamber will work closely with Mexican Customs in Ensenada, the National Institute of Migration, CONAPESCA, and CONANP in order to advance this project.