Ambassador Craft’s Remarks at AmCham Canada’s Thanksgiving Celebration

As prepared for delivery.  Good evening, Ice and snow couldn’t keep us from celebrating Thanksgiving with Toronto AmCham. Fun day touring MaRs amd Jlabs! It’s the season for Thanksgiving, Kentucky Basketball, and our much-loved Toronto Raptors…what an impressive season. Congrats Coach Nurse! Tonight, I would like to talk about three things: Insights from the trade ...
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Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Meets with Canadian Minister Ahmed Hussen

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen today met with the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship for Canada Ahmed Hussen in Washington, D.C to reaffirm their commitment to working together on immigration and border security issues.
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Canadians to Attend U.S. Program on Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

Canadian professionals in the fields of health policy, addiction services, toxicology, and law enforcement will visit Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities from February 3 to February 24 as participants in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The participants will examine initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, and bolster bilateral partnerships to decrease the number ...
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United States Secretary of the Treasury Meets With Canadian Ministers and Parliamentarians

United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with his Canadian counterpart Finance Minister Bill Morneau and a number of Canadian Ministers and parliamentarians today, on his first visit to Canada as Secretary.
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CBP Offers Tips to Expedite Cross-Border Travel during Busy Easter Weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reminding travelers that there will be increased traffic volumes associated with Good Friday and Easter weekend beginning April 14; however there are a number of tips to help expedite cross-border travel.
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Joint Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Kelly and Canadian Public Safety Minister Goodale

Today, the Honorable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, met with the Honorable John Kelly, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, during his first trip to Canada as Secretary and they made the following statement.
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DHS Secretary Kelly’s Upcoming Trip to Canada

On Friday, March 10, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly will travel to Ottawa, Canada, where he will participate in bilateral meetings with multiple Canadian ministers to discuss U.S.-Canada collaboration across the broad spectrum of the DHS portfolio.
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Travel Advisory: Christmas, New Year’s

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is reminding travelers planning trips across the border into the United States this holiday season to plan ahead and anticipate increased traffic volumes. Border traffic volumes are expected to significantly increase during the upcoming holiday weekends.  All travelers are reminded of a few simple steps ...
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Statement by Secretary Johnson on Congressional Support for Preclearance Expansion with Canada

I applaud Congress for passing the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 on December 10. This legislation enables us to implement the critical 2015 United States and Canada Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance (LRMA).
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The United States and Canada: The Strength of Partnership

"Our exceptional and unique ties are rooted in a common border that stretches for 5,525 miles, over 200 years of closely interwoven history and culture, our largest economic relationship worldwide, our similar values."
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Ambassador Heyman’s Remarks at the International Joint Commission Reception

For more than 100 years, the IJC has enabled the United States and Canadian governments to manage the levels and flows of our shared waters and has provided expert advice and guidance to help us find solutions that meet the needs of both countries.
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CBP, CBSA Announces Special Trusted Traveler Enrollment Center Blitz

Do you want to avoid longer lines and cross the northern border quicker into the U.S. or Canada? Have you been waiting a while to complete your trusted traveler application for Global Entry, NEXUS or FAST? If you answered yes to either of those questions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canada Border ...
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Security in Advance at Pearson International Airport

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Director of the Preclearance Field Office Randy Howe helped celebrate the completion of a two-year collaborative Security in Advance (SIA) project at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The SIA project was developed and ...
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Joint Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada and the President

Given the great importance of the softwood lumber industry to the economies of the United States and Canada, on March 10, 2016, we instructed the United States Trade Representative and the Canadian Minister of International Trade to intensively explore all options and report back on the key features that would address the issue.
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CBP Announces a New Payment Option for Commercial Truck User Fee

U.S. Customs and Border Protection began a pilot program at the Buffalo, Detroit and El Paso ports of entry this month allowing commercial trucks to prepay the single-crossing user fee online prior to arrival at a port of entry.
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North American Partnership Boosts Security In Our Shared Waters

The United States Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) will host a hands-on briefing regarding Shiprider, the joint U.S.-Canadian maritime patrol program on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The MLEA, located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Charleston, South Carolina, is the only facility for Canadian and American law enforcement officers to ...
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US, Canada to Sign Preclearance Agreement

On March 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney will sign a preclearance agreement as part of the Beyond the Border Initiative. Following the ceremony, Secretary Johnson and Minister Blaney will participate in a media availability. For more information on Beyond the Border, please ...
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Beyond the Border: Moving Forward

The U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Executive Steering Committee (ESC) met September 4 to discuss progress in the three years since President Obama and Prime Minister Harper launched the Beyond the Border initiative to enhance our cooperation in trade facilitation and ensure security at our shared border. The ESC includes government interagency participation from the U.S. ...
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