Joint U.S.-Canada Agreement for Land Pre-Clearance Pilots [December 17, 2004]   [open pdf - 9KB]

The Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada committed to building a more secure, efficient and modern border in signing the Smart Border Declaration. Substantial progress has been made in implementing the associated Action Plan. At the heart of the Smart Borders process is the recognition that public security and economic security can be achieved simultaneously and are mutually reinforcing. Pre-clearance at the land border is an excellent example of how the United States of America and Canada can advance the dual objectives of security and facilitation. In signing the present framework, both Governments commit to move forward with land pre-clearance at the Buffalo-Fort Erie Peace Bridge. This pre-clearance pilot would involve the re-location of all U.S. primary and secondary border operations for both commercial and passenger traffic from Buffalo to Fort Erie. The Governments also commit to move forward to re-locate Canadian border inspection functions to the U.S. side of the border at a different location and are actively exploring crossings where this may be suitable, such as the Thousand Islands Bridge or Queenston-Lewiston.

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