Trade with Mexico, the nation’s third-largest trade partner behind Canada and China, is important to the United States’ economic health, and timely access to Mexican goods is important to both U.S. manufacturers and consumers. The value of goods imported into the United States from Mexico has increased over 30 percent in the last 5 years, and in 2012 imports from Mexico were valued at nearly $278 billion. Most of this trade crosses the border by commercial truck, and in 2012 there were over 5 million truck crossings into the United States from Mexico.

via GAO Report: CBP Unreliable On Border Wait Times | Fronteras Desk.