Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness

To preserve and extend the benefits our close relationship has helped bring to Canadians and Americans alike, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama announced the Beyond the Border Declaration and the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council on February 4, 2011.

Both initiatives seek to deepen our partnership and enhance our security, prosperity and economic competitiveness while respecting each other’s sovereignty.

Beyond the Border Action Plan

The Beyond the Border Action Plan outlines joint priorities to strengthen shared security and improve the legitimate flow of people, goods and services across our borders.

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Beyond the Border

Beyond the Border Implementation Report 2012

Regulatory Cooperation Council

The Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council works to better align regulatory approaches to protect health, safety and the environment while supporting growth, investment and innovation.

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Regulatory Cooperation Council

Regulatory Cooperation Council 2012 Progress Report to Leaders