Beyond The Border Agreement

Canada will launch a one-year pilot project by July 2012 to provide the processed food sector with animal benefits that allow participants to transmit transaction data to the regulatory authority after the border and allow access to expedited registration and lane procedures at the Canadian border. Within one year of the completion of the pilot, all Canadian-registered companies will have permanent access to these benefits. Next steps: We are committed to implementing an improved approach to identifying and banning perimeter bans. To initiate a shift in this direction, Canada will implement two initiatives over the next four years: Electronic Travel Authorization to improve the verification of all visa-exempt foreigners, and Interactive Advance Passenger Information to make board/no-board decisions for all travellers departing for Canada prior to departure. These initiatives reflect actions taken in the United States through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization and Advance Passenger Information System Quick Query. Canada will also implement, by October 2013, an improved scenario-based methodology to target passengers in accordance with the U.S. methodology. In accordance with existing bilateral information exchange agreements, Canada and the United States will exchange information on certain individuals, for example.B. persons who are refused transport or entry due to national security concerns.

1.54 The Agency stated that the introduction of the single window by dealers has been slower than expected because it is not mandatory and that merchants must make significant prior and ongoing investments in IT costs in order to use it. To encourage merchants to use the single window, the Agency has developed a single window adoption strategy. The strategy includes outreach activities with distributors and importers to determine why they do not see the benefits of single air. The Agency has also proposed to decommission existing electronic options, so that the single window is the only method for traders to electronically clear regulated goods at the border. The Agency planned to complete this strategy by November 2016. Next steps: Canada and the United States will develop integrated cross-border law enforcement measures, including the deployment of regular Shiprider teams. Next steps: In order to establish coordinated entry and exit systems at the common land border, we commit to develop a system for the exchange of biographical information on the entry of travellers, including citizens, permanent residents and third-country nationals, so that an entry protocol in one country can be considered as a record of a departure from the other country. .

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