Canada’s ranking as a leading export market for goods in 2012
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barack Obama announce a shared vision for perimeter security and economic competitiveness.
On February 4, 2011, the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States issued a Declaration on a Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The Declaration establishes a new long-term partnership that will accelerate the legitimate flows of people and goods between both countries, while strengthening security and economic competitiveness.
The two leaders also announced the creation of a U.S.–Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) to find ways to reduce and prevent regulatory impediments to cross-border trade.
As part of the Declaration, Canada and the U.S. will develop a joint action plan on perimeter security and economic competitiveness that will set out a range of initiatives in four key areas to improve both countries’ ability to manage security risks, while facilitating the flow of people, goods and services. The four areas of co-operation are: addressing threats early; trade facilitation, economic growth and jobs; integrated cross-border law enforcement; and critical infrastructure and cyber-security.