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Cross-border trade stronger since pandemic restrictions lifted

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Up 7.5% compared to same period last year

Jaime Chamberlain on KGUN 9 speaking about business after the pandemic.


NOGALES, Ariz. (KGUN) — A hot economy has been boosting trade back and forth between Arizona and Mexico. As pandemic restrictions lifted, pent up demand is just one factor that pumped up cross border trade.

Most people think of produce when they think of cross border trade with Mexico but there is much more to it than that and it has really been growing in the first part of this year.


Workers with forklifts zip around the warehouse floor at Chamberlain Distributing moving fresh fruit from Mexico to get it ready to head to the store, then to your table.

Owner Jaime Chamberlain says Mexican fruits and vegetables used to have a six month season but Mexican agriculture has expanded to make it a year round business.



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