Beyond the Border Action Plan: Implementing a Shared Canada – U.S. Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Alan Langford – Customs and Border Protection November 15, 2012 The Beyond the Border Action Plan identifies four key areas of cooperation: 1) Addressing Threats Early 2) Trade Facilitation, Economic Growth, and Jobs 3) Integrated Cross-Border Law Enforcement 4) Critical Infrastructure and Cyber-Security (1) Addressing Threats Early: Moving to a “perimeter” focus with shared responsibility involves: • verifying traveler identity by conducting screening at the earliest opportunity • • • • Targeting cargo for risk before it reaches our shores. supporting emergency management in response to bi-national disasters working together to address health security threats understanding the flow of people across our borders through Entry/Exit (2) Trade Facilitation, Economic Growth, and Jobs: Enhancing “economic competitiveness” involves: • offering facilitative benefits in return for advance information • reducing compliance burdens, particularly for small and medium sized companies • improving, aligning and expanding programs for low-risk traders • enhancing trusted traveller programs such as NEXUS • modernizing and better managing our border processes through infrastructure, preclearance and port management (i.e. ready lanes) • maturing our business class visas and ensuring continuity of application through guidance and training. (3) Integrated Cross-Border Law Enforcement: Addressing shared security threats involves: • commitment to share law enforcement and security related information • deploying Shiprider • developing Next Generation pilot projects • implementing radio interoperability solutions • developing a common situational awareness of the border (4) Critical Infrastructure and Cyber-Security: Enhancing the safety, security, and resiliency of cyber and critical infrastructure involves: • preventing, responding to, and recovering from physical and cyber disruptions of critical infrastructure • enhancing cross-border engagement of critical infrastructure sectors • strengthening cyber security to protect vital government and critical digital infrastructure of national importance, and make cyberspace safer for citizens • developing protocols to support the speedy resumption of trade following a potential border closure Governance: • Led by National Security Staff and Privy Council Office • Each initiative has timelines and lead agencies • Canada and the U.S. formed an Executive Steering Committee at the Assistant Secretary/Assistant Deputy Minister level to oversee implementation • To measure progress and ensure accountability, there will be a joint annual, public report to the Leaders 2012 Achievements to Date – • Completed joint statement of privacy principles • Achieved mutual recognition of air cargo security programs • Began deploying Explosive Detection Systems (EDS-certified) equipment at preclearance airports to end re-screening of checked baggage on connecting flights • Completed and published Considerations for Traffic Management During and Following an Emergency for use by border communities • Held two cross-border business traveler consultations • Created dedicated NEXUS lane at Canadian airports expedites screening • Announced streamlined NEXUS renewal procedures and have conducted NEXUS enrolment blitzes • Deployed binational port operations committees (land and air) • Launched Regional Resilience Assessment Program pilot • Developed and convened the Executive Steering Committee 2012 Anticipated Milestones – • Full implementation of Shiprider following ratification by Parliament • Complete Integrated Cargo Security Strategy and conduct pilots • Create the first bi-national 5-year Border Infrastructure Investment Plan • Implement a truck-cargo pre-inspection pilot • Conduct a meat importation pilot • Implement improved processes for facilitating cross-border business travel • Complete negotiations to allow for full preclearance of rail and maritime travelers departing from Vancouver to the United States. • Extend Free and Secure Trade (FAST) benefits to members of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program and Partners in Protection (PIP). • Begin entry-exit pilot project at 2-4 common land ports of entry 2013 Anticipated Milestones – • Provide real-time information on border wait times at the top 20 crossings • Expand NEXUS lanes and booths at several key crossings • Harmonize the trusted trader programs, C-TPAT (U.S.) and PIP (CDN) • Develop a set of measures to reduce the impacts of shared health security risks. • Implement and align single-window programs for imports 2014 and beyond – • Fully implement an entry/exit program at all U.S.-Canada land border crossings • Implement bi-national radio interoperability for law enforcement and first responders • By 2015, implement passenger baggage screening technology at all Canadian preclearance airports to eliminate baggage rescreening on connecting flights in the US • Continue to enhance coordination on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure • Canada will implement Electronic Travel Authorization and air exit Stay informed. 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