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U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation Council Initiatives

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Beyond the Border Action Plan

The Beyond the Border Action Plan sets out joint priorities for achieving a new long-term security partnership in four key areas, of  addressing threats early; promoting trade facilitation, economic growth, and jobs; strengthening cross-border law enforcement; and protecting shared critical infrastructure, including enhancing continental and global cybersecurity, guided by mutual respect for sovereignty and our separate constitutional and legal frameworks that protect individual privacy.

Beyond the Border (BTB) Action Plan

Regulatory Cooperation Council Action Plan

The United States and Canada intend to eliminate unnecessary burdens on cross-border trade, by coordinating, simplifying, and ensuring where possible the compatibility of regulations, specifically focusing on agriculture and food; transportation; health, personal care products, and workplace chemicals; and environmental regulations.

Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) Action Plan

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Canada Institute

Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship.     Read more