In line with our efforts to facilitate trade and access to our ports of entry, the Chamber has been a vocal advocate of the Otay Mesa East Land Port of Entry project. A coalition of binational stakeholders from the private and public sector, including the Chamber, urged the Mexican Federal Government to advance the project. In the last few weeks, Mexico has made important progress on the project. The Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has appointed Transparencia Integral, S.C. as right of way negotiator for the Otay Mesa East Land Port of Entry. Additionally, a bid was granted to Cal y Mayor to lead the coordination of all government agencies involved in Mexico and supervise the construction and operation of the port of entry.
The Otay Mesa East Land Port of Entry will contribute to significant economic growth and stimulate cross-border trade by providing secure, reliable, and predictable crossings with a goal of waits no longer than 20 minutes. The port’s design and construction are expected to begin in 2022, to be completed and in operation in 2024/2025.