Since the military started holding inspections in the Mexican ports of Entry waiting times had seen an increase, according to a business association representative.

Chamber of Industry Transformation President Alberto Sanchez told La Crónica newspaper that since the change was implemented bottlenecks in southbound crossings had affected private businesses.

According to the industry leader inspections are being held more thoroughly which is complicating supply chains even more.

This, added to the lack of proper infrastructure as the commercial port only has a couple of truck scanning devices and the lack of personnel has affected importing companies, he said.

The issue has lowered item stock from 15 days of available supplies to four, Sánchez added.

If things worsen businesses will be forced to stop product activities.

Inspection times had increased from 45 minutes to up to four hours. The issue has been discussed with Mexican customs authorities, Sánchez said.

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