PM and U.S. President Obama Announce Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Between Canada and the United States
The Declaration establishes a new long-term partnership that will accelerate the legitimate flows of people and goods between both countries, while strengthening 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.
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.