Beyond the Border

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced that the NEXUS program has surpassed its one millionth member milestone.

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Minister Blaney highlights one million members milestone for NEXUS
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Canada and the U.S. are using the pilot to test the concept of conducting U.S. Custom and Border Protection primary inspection of U.S.-bound truck cargo in Canada in order to better manage their shared border and improve economic opportunities for both countries.

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Canada and the United States announce Phase II of Truck Cargo Pre-inspection Pilot
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Canada and the United States are deeply interconnected by history, geography, and our people. We have the largest bilateral trading relationship in the world, with two-way trade in goods and services of over $700 billion in 2012, supporting millions of jobs in each country. Canada and the United States also share the longest common border in the world, touching three oceans.

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Beyond the Border Implementation Report - December 2013
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Barack Obama, President of the United States, welcomed the release of the second annual Beyond the Border Action Plan Implementation Report.

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Beyond the Border Action Plan Implementation Report shows solid progress on trade, travel and security
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  • Minister Blaney highlights one million members milestone for NEXUS1
  • Canada and the United States announce Phase II of Truck Cargo Pre-inspection Pilot2
  • Beyond the Border Implementation Report - December 20133
  • Beyond the Border Action Plan Implementation Report shows solid progress on trade, travel and security  4

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 Early

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.
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Trade Facilitation, Economic Growth and Jobs

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.
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Cross-Border Law Enforcement

Integrated cross-border law enforcement operations deepen cooperative investigation and prosecution efforts to identify and stop the border crossing of criminals.
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Critical Infrastructure and Cyber-Security

Strengthening cooperation on international cybersecurity and Internet governance issues promotes prosperity, enhances security, and preserves openness in the networked world.
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Managing Our New Long-Term Partnership

The Border Action Plan contains a wide array of detailed initiatives that require careful management in the implementation phase. It is critical that the Canada-United States partnership be effectively managed and coordinated.
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