How long does it usually take to cross the border for cargo trucks?

The border process for cargo trucks takes time, and how much, will vary based on demand, which in turn goes up or down depending on the time of year, week of the month, day of the week and even hours of operation. If there is not a lot of movement on the bridge, the crossing can take 30 mins, but it is not uncommon to encounter lines of up to 10 hours to cross during peak season. This is for a truck crossing without customs inspection; If inspected, the process can take an additional 8 hours.

What is the Manifest in cross-border?
In cross-border, the manifest is a document required at customs that contains a detailed list of all cargo entering the country of import.
What is the Notice of Crossing?
A notice of crossing consists of an electronic document linked to the customs documentation that will be presented when clearing the goods.
What is the Project of Customs Technology Integration (PITA)?
PITA is an integral initiative that aims to automate, facilitate and streamline the entry and exit of goods at Mexican customs.
What is the Document of Operation for Customs Clearance (DODA)?
Doda is a document that is part of the customs clearance, and is used to activate the Automated Selection Mechanism (MSA).
What is the difference between US & Mexico in terms of customs brokerage?
The US & Mexico have a different approach as it relates to customs. Learn more about it here.
What does a customs broker do?
Customs brokers contribute to clearing shipments with customs.

Didn't find what you were looking for?

If there is something specific that you want to know more about, or have any questions that we haven't covered, please get in touch. We will try to get to it as soon as possible.