Community leaders gather for a conversation with U.S. Customs and Border Protection on trade and border security. This morning the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce hosted ‘Despierta Brownsville’. It’s one of the chamber’s ongoing sessions to introduce business partners and local officials for update on community interests.
Tater Ortiz, Port Director Brownsville Port of Entry says, “It’s a chance for CBP to meet the local leaders to understand what we do and how to better communicate with each other to facilitate legitimate trade.”
Esmy Villarreal, President/CEO Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, “International trade is very important to our city and there are opportunities of expansion. It allows us to really comprehend and understand the process of what it takes to cross goods.”
The focus of today’s session was expediting goods, enforcing regulations, and what the agency does to secure the border.