The Conservative government is set to announce a landmark security and trade deal with the United States, designed to create a perimeter
around North America and allow people and goods to flow more freely
across the border.
Sources suggested that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama will sign the broad-ranging agreement in Washington as early as next month.
“It’s big on ideals but maybe not so great on details,” said one person familiar
with the negotiations. “But it does use the word ‘perimeter’ many
times...The question is, will it reduce the compliance burden at the
The New Border Vision is being billed as a 21st century border management system that w
ill 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 travelers at airports and land
crossings, according to people familiar with the plan.