A Matter of Trust: Expanding the Preclearance of Commerce between Canada and the United States
The thickening of the Canada-US border in response to post 9/11 security challenges has created new obstacles to cross-border trade and investment. However, preclearance of people and goods before they arrive at the physical border offers one of the best ways to address crossborder obstacles while ensuring public safety. Preclearance has a track record of success where it has been applied. It has proven to be a cost-effective way to provide air travelers with an economical way to clear customs and immigration before entering the United States from Canada. EU members are satisfied that they have succeeded in guarding their security, while promoting an integrated single market, by relying on a perimeter approach to preclearance. Canada and the United States currently rely on preclearance for trusted traveler and shipper programs. Building on these successful models, Canada and the United States should proceed to designing and implementing ambitious programs that use preclearance to cost-effectively ensure a secure and economical border crossing, for most travelers and shippers.
Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): 309 (September)
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- Bill Dymond & Michael Hart, 2008. "Navigating New Trade Routes: The rise of Value chains, and the Challenges for Canadian Trade Policy," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 259, March.
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