WASHINGTON — After years of delays and legal challenges, the U.S.-Mexico border is slated to be open "soon" to two-way commercial truck traffic, stipulated eight years ago in NAFTA, according to a Department of Transportation official.

Meanwhile, in other cross-border trucking news, the Mexican government has opened seven more border crossings to U.S. textile and apparel truck shipments, bringing the total to 13. Last August, the Mexicans limited these shipments to six of the 27 commercial land crossings, in an unexpected move designed to curb transshipment of non-North American textiles and apparel.

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