Canada's New Government Invests Over $430M For Smart, Secure Borders

Posted on Saturday, January 13 at 16:37 by jensonj
"Ensuring that the Canada-U.S. border functions well is vital for Canadian industry. That is why The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is pleased that the Government of Canada is supporting these critical initiatives," said Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer of CME. "We look forward in particular to working in partnership with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to successfully implement eManifest - an important undertaking that will further streamline cross-border trade, lead to greater harmonization between Canada and U.S. processes, and bring increased predictability to the transborder trade environment." The $396M investment for eManifest will provide the CBSA with electronic data that allows for 100 percent automated risk assessment before shipments reach the border. Highway and rail carriers will be required to submit electronically and pre-arrival all cargo, crew and conveyance information. This will allow the CBSA to have the right information at the right time in order to make informed decisions. An investment of $24M will allow the CBSA to further harmonize and strengthen its business resumption planning with the United States so that trade keeps moving across the border in the event of an emergency. The CBSA will continue to work with its partners to conduct exercises and develop protocols to ensure it has an appropriate coordinated response that would minimize the impact on business in the event of an incident at the border.


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