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Good news for anyone who chose land instead of sea to deliver their goods from north of the border: The U.S. and Mexico have announced an agreement to streamline shipping.

Trucking groups, customs brokers and government authorities signed on to a “trusted trader” program at a small ceremony Friday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in California. The deal is similar to the one between the U.S. and Canada.

Shippers who sign on to the trusted trader program, submitting to an extensive vetting process, will have priority over other, unverified firms.

Clogged border crossings in San Diego County cost the U.S. and Mexican economies billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, according to UT San Diego.

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