The volume of commerce crossing our borders has more than tripled in the last 25 years, increasing the number of goods moving through America’s ports of entry (POEs).
The United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) Free Trade Agreement, includes major changes on cars and new policies on labor and environmental standards, intellectual property protections, and some digital trade provisions.
Starr County is home to a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #95) east of the Starr County Bridge. The Roma-Ciudad Miguel Aleman International Bridg is located in the city of Roma. With a close proximity to Northern Mexico, domestic companies interested in more effectively competing with foreign companies may take advantage of duty-free benefits and other processing procedures by U.S. Customs in FTZ 95.