Fresh produce continues to experience a huge backlog at the Mexico-Texas border after truckers in Mexico began a blockade. The blockade ended this past Wednesday, but supply chain impediments will take over a week to return to normal. Why? The blockade began due to days of extreme wait times to cross the border into Texas after President Biden’s decision to end Title 42 expulsions of undocumented immigrants enacted by former President Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott enacted extra inspections in response the President ending Title 42. The additional inspection caused up to 30-hour wait times which caused some produced destined for U.S. consumers to be destroyed due to perishability. While the backlog is improving, albeit slowly, ramifications will be felt for weeks to come.
Read more on the Mexico-Texas fresh produce backlog here.
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