MEXICALI, B.C.- Congressmen for Baja California, Gina Cruz Blackledge and Exaltación González Ceceña, agreed with Mexicali Customs Administrator Enrique Orantes González to work in coordination to provide better services to those who carry out import and export procedures, as well as the thousands of Mexicali habitants who cross daily to the other side of the border for different reasons.
The also president of the Treasury and Public Credit Commission in the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress, congratulated the administrator of the Mexicali border port for his work, which has also been recognized by businessmen in the entity.
Federal lawmakers paid a courtesy visit to the premises of the East Mexican Port, where the administrator mentioned that in the last two years in which he has been in charge of this border port, he has been visiting companies in order to know their more specific needs and with it, to provide better services.
Orantes said that his relationship with the maquiladoras has been very positive, since even Index has offered to support the beautification of the customs’ facilities.
He said that in the period between 2014 and 2016, the collection has increased by 60%, that is, in 2014 the collection was around 4,700 million pesos (mdp), while in 2016 it reached the 7 thousand 900 mdp.
One of the most important works for the Tax Administration Service (SAT), is the modernization of the Old Port, a work that is a priority and which will increase the lanes of entry to the United States and the entry to Mexico, this work is expected to start in September.
The federal official explained the legislators the processes of modernization of check-ups, to make them more agile and efficient, which is one of the most ambitious projects of the SAT and in which it will invest about 9 billion pesos.
Gina Cruz and Exaltación González took a tour at the facilities of the East Port, where its administrator showed them the process of expansion and remodeling that is being carried out, and witnessed the application of new technologies to streamline commercial operations between Mexico and the United States.