Ensuring a secure and efficient flow of goods and travellers across the Canada–United States border is important to both countries. Preclearance strengthens our economy by expediting the flow of legitimate travel and trade while also ensuring security and border integrity.
Today, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, announced that Canada and the U.S. have brought into force the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America.
Bringing into force the Agreement facilitates opportunities for enhanced travel and trade. It enables Canada and the U.S. to expand preclearance for travellers at land, rail and marine facilities in both countries, as well as at additional airports. It also opens the door for the preclearance of commercial cargo.