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To: BNSF Carload Customers

Despacho Previo Process for Mexico Traffic Moving via San Ysidro

In a BNSF Marketing News advisory dated February 13, 2006, BNSF notified customers of a new process for Mexico traffic moving into Mexico over the San Diego (San Ysidro), California gateway.

Noted in that advisory was a charge of $200 for each railroad-owned or –leased railcar that is documented to cross into Mexico via San Ysidro.

Effective today, November 1, 2006, this charge is being cancelled.

Questions regarding the Despacho Previo process should be addressed to Robert Puentes, Manager Border Operations, at 1-915-534-2362, or to your BNSF account representative.

If you have any questions, please send an email to