New migrant caravan triggers trade disruptions at the US-Mexico border

The southwest US border is one of the busiest border crossings in the world, with over USD 940 million in trade entering daily from Mexico.

As the number of migrants arriving at the border reached historical levels in March 2019, the Trump administration decided to reassign 750 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at specific ports of entry to assist with border patrol duties. Truck drivers moving cargo between the two countries are used to waiting times to cross the border. However, waiting times at the border have soared in recent weeks, reaching in some cases four times the average. This Resilience360 special report helps in understanding the consequences of these disruptions and how they may affect businesses and their supply chains.

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