[:en]The New Laredo III World Trade Bridge (Puente III), located in the state of Tamaulipas, operates 24 hours a day. Opened on April 15, 2000, this strategic border crossing with the United States has allowed the passage of freight transport between both countries, as one of the 19 exclusive cargo border crossings for both countries, and is prominent in the collection in the Value Added Tax (VAT), according to the ICCE.
With an active commercial life, the Bridge III allows between 6,400 and 6,800 daily crossings of export cargo trucks, as indicated by the web site Palos Garza .
In 2014, Mexico collected 328.7 million pesos (mdp) for VAT from Foreign Trade, of which the northern border of the country recovered 43.02% of the national total (141.4 mdp), while the Tamaulipas border collected 65.9% of taxes in the northern border (93.1 mdp) and Nuevo Laredo obtained 54.3% of the generated by the state border or 24.4% of the national collection (with 76.8 mdp), according to the Tax Administration Service(SAT), as quoted by Palos Garza ().
Bridge III handles 40% of the activity of international trade with North America. Oradel Industrial Park is very close to this important border crossing, at a distance of 19.3 km / 11.99 miles (or 18 minutes). Those who invest in Oradel have the advantage of being close to the most efficient logistics point between the Eastern United States and Mexico, the busiest commercial land port in the world, the largest trade border in Latin America, and the third largest in the Continent , after Long Island and Long Beach.[:]