Failures in the Tax Administration Model System they kept foreign trade paralyzed of Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas for at least nine hours, because the closure of this customsconsidered one of the most important of Mexico.
In a statement, the National Customs Agency of Mexico (ANAM) reported that due to instructions from the central area, they were suspended starting at 10:00 p.m. yesterdayWednesday, operations in the International Bridge III of World Trade in Nuevo Laredo.
He explained that this suspension was due to the constant failures registered at the national level in the applications to process the dispatch of goods.
“All air operations are suspended” (cargo). This provision is not applicable in the area of tourism, light vehicles and passengers, which will work during their regular hours,” the official communication stated.
Shortly after 7:00 a.m. this Thursday, truckers who were at the scene reported that activity began to be restored, although slowly.
This bridge mobilizes 41% of the trade between Mexico and the United States
This international bridge is also known as Latin America’s door to the world, because 41 percent of commercial activity between Mexico and USA.
THE TAMPICO SUN reported on January 5 of this year that the governor of Tamaulipas, Americo Villarreal Anayaannounced that, due to the high movement of cargo, it was proposed to the United States Government to expand this crossing.
“Having 41 percent of the trade between Mexico and USA firstly and also, through the railway, which exists between Tamaulipas and the American Union, 54 percent of the trade through the train is carried out through the border of Tamaulipas,” he reported.
He specified that this facility provides around 17 percent of the collection for VAT in foreign trade operations throughout the country, coupled with the fact that Nuevo Laredo It collected 150 billion pesos in 2022 from this tax.
The mayor, Carmen Lilia Canturosas Villarrealreported that the expansion of the bridge is in the design stage of the executive project, although it is tentatively contemplated that an investment of at least 130 million pesos will be required.
“An executive project is already being made where they are going to give us the precise data, a preliminary is that they are talking about 130 million pesos but this is a preliminary data, the official data will come out with an executive project,” he declared.
He Nuevo Laredo International Bridge IIIwhose Customs remained closed during the night, it has a record of 14 thousand daily crossings with a growth of 5.5 percent annually.
On the other hand, customs problems affected different parts of the Republic, in Juarez CityNora Yupresident of the Association of Customs Agents announced that forty-eight hours had passed without a system in the SAT (Tax Administration System) but it has already been reestablished.
“We had forty-eight hours without the system and right now it is half restored,” reported the business leader. “Nothing more than They were trying to reset it.is all they told us,” he added.
The president of the Association of Customs Agents He highlighted that all customs work was paralyzed for practically two days at this border.
“It was stopped, there was nothing, if you don’t have a system you don’t have anything,” he highlighted. “It is already being reestablished, it doesn’t (happen often) it happened in September, October, there again a general strike, it is at the republic level,” he indicated.
“But we have to look at alternatives, because if it happens very often we have to see what is happening,” emphasized the also president of the Business Coordinating Council.
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Finally, in Veracruzthe National Customs Agency of Mexico (ANAM) announced that they are currently working slowly due to the failures, but at the same time repairs are being carried out at the central level to restore the operation of the service.
“This Customs Administrative Unit of Veracruz understands the inconveniences that this represents to the Port Community with delays in customs clearance; However, this authority appreciates your valuable understanding,” the national agency detailed in a statement.
In the midst of the situation, cargo transport operators report long lines within the Veracruz port area, because the dispatch of merchandise is carried out very slowly.
According to estimates from the National Chamber of Cargo Transportation (Canacar), 1,800 tractor-trailers with various loads enter the port of Veracruz daily, to be cleared at the port of Veracruz customs.
Note published in The Sun of Tampico
|| With information from El Heraldo de Juárez and Diario de Xalapa ||