03/03/17 - Hugo Romero
The Otay Mesa Port of Entry will be one of the first land ports of entry to be used as a pilot for the PITA program. This state of the art system will basically automate cargo customs clearance through a paperless and human-less process. As trucks pass through lanes of inspection, RFID technology connected to the risk management system will analyze the merchandise info and let the truck driver know if it needs to be sent to secondary inspection through a message displayed in a screen.
No booths or inspectors will be at the lanes of inspection and the system will be managed through a central computer system within Mexican Customs. Partial implementation will be in place in Tijuana, as early as June 2017.
What is PITA? – (Article in Spanish)
TijuaNotas Article – (In Spanish)