As a leader in binational tourism we are committed to providing you with current information regarding cross-border issues. The above links will guide you through the NEXUS border crossing program, the new Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), Buffalo Border Reports and wait times and will help you get in contact with our legislators for any further information you require!
Department of Homeland Security:
December, 2011 - United States-Canada Beyond The Border: A Shared Vision For Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness (Action Plan) - click here
The White House:
December, 2011 - United States - Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council - Joint Action Plan - click here
The Government of Canada:
December 2011 - Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness - Action Plan (Beyond The Border: A Shared Vision for Perimiter Security and Economic Competitiveness) - click here
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission:
December 7, 2011 - NFBC Praises Support for Improved Lewiston Plaza - click here
September 8, 2011: Port of Buffalo Information Notices: 1) Systemic Issues with the Automated Cargo Environment Multimodal Manifest (ACE M1) and the Electronic Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Programs 2) revised U.S. Customs and Border Protection Forms 301 and 301A - click here
January 5, 2011: Rainbow Bridge NEXUS Lane Closing Canada Bound January 23, 2011 - click here for full details
November 1, 2010: Additional data required for air passengers travelling to, from and within the U.S. effective November 1, 2010. Passengers must include their date of birth and gender in addition to their full name (as it appears on government-issued I.D.) on all air booking no later than 72 hours before their intended departure, regardless of when the reservation was made. Click here for full details.
July 13, 2010: U.S. Passport fees increase. Click here for new rates.
implementation of its Enhanced Driver's Licence (EDL) and Enhanced Identification Card (EIC) program. For full details visit:http://www.mpi.mb.ca/english/newsroom/articles/2010/Jan11.html
U.S. and Cdn Customs & Border Protection Commercial and Passenger Procedural Updates: (14June2010)
Port of Buffalo, NY Information Notice 10-FO-014, Procedural Changes for Shipments Detained Under Authority of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) - click here for details
NEXUS Update - November 2009 click here
WHTI UPDATE: January, 2009 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection has provided us with this easy reference guide to acceptable forms of identification for border-crossing into the United States by land or sea effective June 1, 2009. Click here
January 28, 2010: Manitoba announces full
November 24, 2009 Washington - U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Public Safety Canada Minister Peter Van Load today announce intiatives between the United States and Canada.
Of particular interest, please note: NEXUS and FAST Cards Now Accepted Everywhere: Canada will join the United States in recognizing NEXUS and Free and Secure Trade (FAST) trusted traveler program cards as valid identification documents in all lanes at all land and sea border ports of entry beginning Nov. 25. Click here for full article.
"Are you ready to cross the border on June 1, 2009?" Please refer to this informative press release from the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority.
March 26, 2009: "No 'magic wand' to fix border troubles: U.S. security head" By Sheldon Alberts, Washington Correspondent, Canwest News Service click here for full story
March 17, 2009: Province of Quebec announces the launch of its Enhanced Driver's Licence Click here for press release
Canadians encouraged to prepare for document requirements to enter the United States by land and water - Press Release issued March 4, 2009 by Canada Border Services Agency - click here
Notice of Public Information Sessions for the Niagara GTA Transportation Project - Feb. 24, 26 & March 3, 2009 click here for more information and locations. Ontario Government Notice - Notice of Public Information Centre #2 - Niagara to GTA Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study - Phase 1 - click here for details
Federal government approves new Detroit-Windsor border crossing system - January 15, 2009 -click here
Documents for entry into the United States - updated December 2, 2008 click here
WHTI Update on Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Website - Nov. 24, 2008
WHTI - Documents for entry into the United States - click here
WHTI Fact Sheet - click here
Enhanced Driver's Licence / Enhanced Identification Card Fact Sheet - click here
Decal & Transponder Online Procurement System (DTOPS) - Dec. 5, 2008 - New procedures in the issuance of user fee decals & transponders click here
Various Issues Led to the Termination of the United States-Canada Shared Border Management Pilot Project, September 2008 click here
Updated Backgrounder for the Enhanced Drivers License, July 2 click here
Coalition for Secure and Trade Efficient Borders, June 2008 click here
US Visit Requirement Update June 6 - click here
Ontario Issuing Enhanced Driver's Licenses As Possible Passport Alternative - click here
Department of Homeland Security Issues and Off-shore Authorization Program - click here
Department of Homeland Security Proposes an New Exit Requirements Program for Air and Sea - click here
RFID Tags to Reduce Border Wait Times, click here
U.S. Legislators to Review Current Trade Agreements - click here