Finance Minister Luis Videgaray, opened with the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the US, Richard Gil Kerlikowske, the joint Customs office in Otay Mesa. The project is the second of this scheme of bilateral cooperation that allows implement the customs inspection of goods by US authorities in Mexico and vice versa, which are estimated to each exporting company save on average $ 150,000 a year, and time decreased 80 percent.
Accompanied by the governor of Baja California, Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, and the head of the Tax Administration Service, Nunez Aristotle, among others, the finance minister said that customs clearance will help speed overall bilateral trade, in addition to avoiding the double review of goods, mainly agricultural
He stressed also that this is the first of three highly successful pilot programs in both export to the United States, as imports from Mexico, which implemented and refined trade procedures. Meanwhile, Gil Kerlikowske said that Mexico and the United States are deeply connected in commercial, cultural and economic exchange. Thus, shipments are pre inspected will produce large volumes of low risk, which are part of the program of national liberation of Agriculture (NARP) of the Department of Agriculture of the United States.
To US officials and other guests, the owner of the SHCP said that, given the uncertain international economic
environment, our country is betting on the stability of public finances. “Mexico is facing this challenge, first, betting accountability in the management of public finances and macroeconomics, betting on stability; Second, relying on deep, thorough and comprehensive implementation of structural reforms”, he said. “But there is a third element that makes it different to Mexico, which puts us in a privileged way to address this international situation: we are part of North America, the economic region that presents the best opportunity for growth, competitiveness and job creation in the coming years” he added.