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U.S. Southern Border Crisis – Update

As we continue to follow the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis on the Southwest border of the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) updated the deployment of border agents to the southern border.  Officers from other ports have been reassigned to the southern border to assist with the crisis.  During the Southern Border Trade call this week, CBP advised that they have been balancing deployments from multiple ports to not disrupt any one individual port’s operations.  They cited that of the 1,100 officers in Buffalo, only 30 have been deployed to the southern border.

We will continue to follow this story in the Willson eNews and report if the staffing reassignments result in any tangible delays in processing of trucks at the border.

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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