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Dec. 9 US and Cda: Canada and U.S. to form trade security perimeter

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

From: Vancouver Sun

A landmark deal is at hand between Canada and the United States to form a trade and security perimeter around the continent with an eye to easing the flow of goods and people across the border, the National Post is reporting.



But according to people familiar with the plan, the New Border Vision is being billed as a border management system that will include new common consumer product regulations, a pre-clearance agreement for goods crossing the border to expedite waiting times and the use of advanced technology to utilize biometric data for travellers at airports and land crossings, reports say.

Last March, the U.S. signed a similar agreement with Mexico. It aims to expedite travel and commerce.

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