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Push for U.S. tax on Goods Imported via Canadian Ports Fails

A proposed one-eighth percent tax on cargo entering the U.S. by land after being unloaded at Canadian ports has been averted for a third time after it failed to find a place in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) signed into law by President Obama earlier this month. Levy introduced to replace the Harbor Maintenance Fees Washington state's senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Democrats, introduced the levy into the...

U.S. & Canada border begin record keeping, data exchange on citizens’ cross-border trips

Come next Monday (June 30, 2014), the American and Canadian governments will begin exchanging information about how much time their citizens spend in each other's countries. The change will be made possible by new record keeping on exits via land border crossings, and is expected to be particularly significant for Canadian snowbirds who are in the habit of extending their southern sojourns beyond the winter months. Deal between Canada & USA ...

Border Crossing: Driving Your U.S. Purchases Back to Canada

Every day around a hundred thousand Canadians drive into the U.S., and over two thirds of them return on the same day they left. Few experience any problems at the border, and average delays are only around 15 minutes. Still, it never hurts to be prepared, and there are a few things it can pay to be aware of before you arrive at the border crossing on your way home. Shopping One good reason to head south is to take advantage of generally cheape...

Canadian direct flight ban possible for Pakistan International Airlines

Canada is currently the only country in the Americas to which Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) can fly nonstop, but recent leaks from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) suggest that could change if the national flag carrier doesn't start complying with Canadian customs reporting requirements. Anonymous sources within the CBSA have stated that the agency's Advance Commercial Information (ACI) unit has determined that PIA is not in compl...

CBSA President Recommended Ending Involvement in Border Security Show

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been on board for a third season of Border Security: Canada's Front Line since receiving approval from Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney in January. What wasn't known until recently is that CBSA President Luc Portelance had recommended against continued involvement with the popular National Geographic Channel reality show back in October of last year. This new information has reopened debate abou...