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Beyond the Border Action Plan: Wood Packaging Material Inspections Feasibility Study

As part of the Beyond the Border (BtB) Action Plan, Canada and the United States (U.S.) formed a working group between the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The group was tasked with comparing Canadian and U.S. legislation and operational realities to determine whether a harmonized perimeter approach to the collaborative inspection of wood packaging material (WPM) at the first point of arrival (FPOA) is feasible in the marine mode.

Last Published Date: February 21, 2019
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