November 20, 2012
Cargo on some Mexican trucks headed to the U.S. may soon be inspected by American officials before trucks get to the border, allowing the trucks to skip long lines at ports of entry.
The Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Arturo Sarukhan, told the NAFTA 20 conference in San Antonio last last week that the two countries are days away from unveiling the initiative, according to published reports.
The ambassador said there initially will be three inspection sites on the U.S.-Mexico border, and said U.S. Customs and Border Inspection officers will be in Mexican territory conducting the inspections, reports the Texas Tribune. However, he declined to pinpoint those locations. In addition, the start date for the program is uncertain.