The DUAL-CUSTOMS project was presented in 2006 by RICARDO FARIAS NICOLOPULOS, an international businessman, to various authorities from the United States and Mexican governments. With the participation of several partners and consultants, they formed BIA Cargo Inc. (BIA), a U.S.A corporation directed by Ricardo Farias N. CEO/President.
All relevant federal agencies provided their approval: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Aviation Association (FAA), and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). In Mexico, the former Ambassador to the Embassy of the United States, ANTONIO O. GARZA, JR., supported the project from its inception, as did subsequent United States officials at the Embassy of the United States in Mexico. BIAC officers met several times with the S.A.T. officials in Mexico, and received their endorsement.
Dual customs is a reality. The pilot operations have already been established in Laredo, Texas, with the support of MR. HENRY CUELLAR, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TO TEXAS'S 28TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, and other federal and state authorities.
TODAY, RICARDO FARIAS NICOLOPULOS is focused on expanding customs facilities to the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in Saint Louis, Missouri. The objective is to develop the newest and largest logistics center for air cargo and a DUAL-CUSTOMS operation which will bring to the world of cargo the opportunity to reduce the cost of trade and distribution.