Beyond the Border Action Plan: Progress Report on Facilitating the Conduct of Cross-Border Business [open pdf - 209KB]
"An efficient U.S.-Canadian border is critically important to U.S.-Canada cross-border business and the continued economic competitiveness of both countries. More than $612 billion of trade occurs between the U.S. and Canada in a year--Canadian exports to the United States support one in seven jobs in Canada, and U.S. exports to Canada support millions of jobs in the United States. The 'Beyond the Border (BTB) Action Plan', released in December 2011, helps facilitate legitimate trade and travel across the Canada-U.S. border while enhancing security of both countries. Both the U.S and Canadian governments have committed to work together through the BTB to ensure business travelers benefit from a more efficient and predictable border clearance processes. This report summarizes progress made by the Canadian and U.S. governments over the last year in facilitating the conduct of cross-border business and identifies a number of actions for future improvement."
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/