Laredo will soon be only one of five cities in the country to have a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Center of Excellency and Expertise.
At this press conference C.B.P. announced the opening for the center dedicated to machinery.
Laredo will join larger cities like Los Angeles, Detroit., New York and Houston to have a specialized facility dedicated to a specific product.
Laredo was chosen because it is the top port when it comes to machinery related business.
Gene Garza\CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION It's important that Laredo was chosen for the the center of excellence on machinery, because there is a lot of machinery that comes in and goes out, as well, for trade community and us it's a good thing.
Unknown to many, machinery is one of the largest import businesses in the United States. The center will be a one-stop center for processing machinery coming across the border.