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New Bi-national Chamber of Border Commerce

Business leaders and Chambers of Commerce on both sides of the border from the Pacific Ocean to Arizona have joined forces. The new Bi-national Chamber of Border Commerce plans to lobby for for faster

New Bi-national Chamber of Border Commerce

Business leaders and Chambers of Commerce on both sides of the border from the Pacific Ocean to Arizona have joined forces. The new Bi-national Chamber of Border Commerce plans to lobby for for faster border crossings and more efficient inspections. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

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Jason Wells directs San Ysidro's Chamber of Commerce. The group is now a member of the Bi-national Chamber.

Wells says both San Diego and Tijuana are about as far as they can be from their nation's capitols.

<b> Jason Wells: </b> Yet we sit back and wait for those capitols to make decisions for us as far as what they're going to put here and how our landscape will look. Instead of waiting for us to tell us what will happen, we need to be giving them the ideas for what will happen most efficiently.

Delegations made up of representatives from both sides of the border have lobbied leaders in Washington D-C and Mexico City.

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This group wants to reduce border wait times to no longer than twenty minutes. Members want one lane to be open 24 hours at all crossings. They also want an expedited crossing, or Sentri lane, at Tecate.

Amy Isackson, KPBS news.