There are currently two Ports of Entry located in Cochise County, with a third Commercial Port of Entry funded and scheduled to be constructed.
The site of the new Commercial Port of Entry will be on an 80 acre site located in the City of Douglas. Within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), $216 million of federal funding was dedicated to the development of a new Douglas Commercial Port of Entry. The 5-year plan to deliver a fully functioning Commercial Port was submitted to Congress in February 2020 by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Second Largest Commercial Port in Arizona
Douglas (pop. 16,534 as of Census 2020) is located along the U.S.-Mexico border and is the second largest city in Cochise County. It is approximately 120 miles southeast of Tucson, and 70 miles southeast of Interstate 10. U.S. Route 191 directly connects Douglas to I-10. The city shares an international border with Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, with a population of nearly 80,000. The Douglas Port of Entry is the second largest commercial port in Arizona (measured by total value of imports and exports). The majority of visitors from Mexico who enter the United States through the Douglas Port of Entry do so to shop.
There is a second Port of Entry located in the small community of Naco (pop. 1,156 as of Census 2020), a Census Dedicated Place (CDP) located about 30 miles west of Douglas. Naco shares an international border with its sister city: Naco, Sonora, Mexico.