Canada/US Announce New Agreement on Customs

Canadians travelling to the United States will eventually be able to get pre-clearance from U.S. customs agents before they cross the border, helping to ease lines at busy border crossings.

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced the new agreement at a press conference in Washington Monday.

The agreement will provide a legal framework allowing new pre-clearance options for land, rail, marine and air travelers.

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, left, and Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney answers questions in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2015, during a ceremony to sign a preclearance agreement as part of the Beyond the Border Initiative. (AP / Evan Vucci)

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, left, shakes hands with Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney during a ceremony in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2015, to sign a preclearance agreement as part of the Beyond the Border Initiative. (AP / Evan Vucci)

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Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney speaks in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2015. (AP / Evan Vucci)

 

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