Canada and the United States are staunch allies, vital economic partners, and steadfast friends. We share common values, links among our citizens, and deeply rooted ties. We enjoy the largest bilateral trading relationship in the world; some $1.6 billion worth of goods and over 300,000 people cross our shared border each day for business, pleasure, or to maintain family ties.[More...]
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, along with the Honourable Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, today announced infrastructure investments that will strengthen the border, improve marine container inspection capacity, and improve efficiency at Port Metro Vancouver (PMV).[More...]
Patricia Davidson, Member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, on behalf of Canada's Public Safety Minister, the Honourable Vic Toews, today announced that Canada is delivering on a key Beyond the Border Action Plan (Action Plan) commitment to reduce border delays for trusted traders.[More...]
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama today issued a Declaration on a Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.[More...]
Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness
On February 4, 2011, the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States issued Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The Declaration established a new long-term partnership built upon a perimeter approach to security and economic competitiveness. This means working together, not just at the border, but beyond the border to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods and services. [More ...]
Addressing threats at the earliest possible point is essential to strengthen the shared security of our countries and enable us to improve the free flow of legitimate goods and people across the Canada-United States border.
Creating more openness at the land border for legitimate travel and trade will allow for the free flow of goods and services between Canada and the United States. This creates immense economic benefits for both countries.
Integrated cross-border law enforcement operations deepen cooperative investigation and prosecution efforts to identify and stop the border crossing of criminals.
Strengthening cooperation on international cybersecurity and Internet governance issues promotes prosperity, enhances security, and preserves openness in the networked world.
Beyond the Border Blog
21 December, 2012
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.
19 December, 2012
Planning a trip south of the border this holiday season or abroad to visit friends and relatives? Did you know that when you return you are now entitled to higher personal tax exemptions for goods purchased during your trip?
14 December, 2012
Released today, the first annual Beyond the Border Action Plan Implementation Report and the Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Action Plan Progress Report demonstrate real and concrete progress on two major initiatives of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
16 July, 2012
Membership in the NEXUS program simplifies and speeds up border crossing between Canada and the U.S. for pre-approved travellers.