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Canada and U.S. to Announce New Cross Border Deal

(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)

Travel to the United States by road, rail and sea could undergo a major revamp as a result of an agreement set to be announced today between Canada and the U.S.

A U.S. government advisory says Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will announce a pre-clearance customs agreement at a ceremony in Washington.

The governments have been negotiating a legal arrangement that would allow customs agents into each other’s countries – so that they can screen passengers away from the border, and ease the choke points there. Click here to read more.

Related: Canada, U.S. Announce New Agreement on Customs Clearance (CTV News)