Border Protection To Restore Day-Round Service At Port Of Raymond

Apr 16, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is walking back its plan to limit operating hours at the Port of Raymond in northern Montana while it reassesses feedback.

CBP will restore the port to 24-hour service starting April 23.

On Sunday the Port of Raymond’s hours were cut from day-round to 18 hours, drawing criticism from truckers and Montana’s Washington, D.C. delegation.

CBP proposed in March to limit hours of operation at four ports of entry between Montana and Saskatchewan due to low traffic rates. A decision is expected by June 1st.

This is not the first time CBP has proposed slashing hours at these ports. The Obama Administration proposed the same cut backs in 2016 but abandoned the plan.

Comments and feedback can be sent to CBP at OFOFEEDBACKMT@cbp.dhs.gov .