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Minister Blaney Signals Discussion with Israel on Customs Mutual Recognition Arrangement

Posted September 18, 2014

Under Canadian Customs Issues, International Trade Issues


The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Yair Lapid, Minister of Finance of the State of Israel, yesterday signed a Declaration of Intent to begin negotiations on a customs Mutual Recognition Arrangement between the two countries.

The Canada Border Service Agency’s Partners in Protection program and the Israel Tax Authority’s Authorized Economic Operator program both enhance border and trade chain security. Negotiations on a Mutual Recognition Arrangement between both programs are expected to begin in November 2014.