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Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness

Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic CompetitivenessOn February 4, 2011, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper announced the United States-Canada joint declaration, Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic CompetitivenessBeyond the Border articulates a shared approach to security in which both countries work together to address threats within, at, and away from our borders, while expediting lawful trade and travel.

On December 7, 2011, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper released the Beyond the Border Action Plan, which sets out joint priorities and specific initiatives for achieving this vision. 

On January 19, 2017, DHS published, on behalf of the U.S. government, a fact sheet detailing the accomplishments of Beyond the Border from 2011 through 2016.  The governments of the United States and Canada have worked together in a concerted way to advance our shared interests in perimeter security and economic competitiveness, achieving results that will improve the lives of residents, visitors, and businesses in both our countries.

Last Updated: 01/30/2022
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