Stakeholder Consultation on Facilitating the Conduct of Cross-Border Business

June 12, 2012

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is conducting a joint consultation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on business travel between the United States and Canada.

As outlined in the United States-Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan, announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama in December 2011, the joint consultations aim to:

  1. Receive comments on the implementation of commitments included in the Action Plan, and;
  2. Identify and assess new ways to facilitate cross-border business travel in the short and medium terms.

You are invited to provide feedback online by submitting a policy paper/recommendations for the governments’ consideration.

Submissions will be accepted from May 14 to June 15, 2012.

A summary report on the outcomes of the consultations will be available on the DHS and CIC websites later this year.

Read more here.


Canada, United States and Mexico Focus on Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity

April 3, 2012

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, today met with his NAFTA counterparts Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, and Bruno Ferrari, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, in Washington, D.C., to affirm Canada’s commitment to enhancing North America’s competitiveness by helping the critical small and medium-sized business sector continue to expand and succeed.

Read more here


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