Trade ports on the U.S.-Mexico border continue to face slowdown with border delays and congestion, according to a recent article by Supply Chain Dive. Around one-fifth of trucks that typically travel to the border are able to cross it, leading to major interruptions in the local and national markets.
President Donald Trump had threatened to close the border indefinitely, but instead has given Mexico a "one-year warning" to deal with what the president calls a "crisis" of drug trafficking and influx of undocumented immigrants. Any interruptions in cross-border trading affects a multitude of businesses as Mexico is the U.S.' third-largest trading partner.
Truck wait times have risen by 500%, according to Supply Chain Dive. Clients have been turned away from the border as well, something that will inevitably affect different markets in the new and distant future.
—Christie Citranglo, editorial associate