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Canada and the United States enjoy the largest bilateral trading relationship in the world and each day over 300,000 people cross our shared border for business, pleasure, or to maintain family ties. The secure and efficient flows of legitimate goods and people are vital to our economic competitiveness and mutual prosperity.
The Beyond the Border Action Plan was introduced in December 2011 and outlines specific initiatives designed to preserve and extend the benefits of our close relationship.
In its inaugural year, the Beyond the Border Action Plan has resulted in significant progress in achieving the vision of perimeter security and economic competitiveness shared by Canada and the United States.
To name a few examples, we made enhancements to the NEXUS trusted-traveller program, developed an Integrated Cargo Security Strategy and began the first pilot project in Prince Rupert to validate the strategy; achieved mutual recognition of our respective air cargo security programs for passenger aircraft, and initiated a joint entry/exit pilot project at four ports of entry on our shared land border with the United States.
The first annual Beyond the Border implementation reportis now available. The report provides a comprehensive progress update on the many Beyond the Border activities in 2012.
Read the online version of the Beyond the Border implementation report.