Chamber Hosts Luncheon with Homeland Security

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CaptureThe Chamber hosted a luncheon with Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Alan Bersin for a follow-up to the previous meeting with Bersin in Washington, D.C. last September.

Bersin asked the Chamber to continue its leadership in the #OneBorder initiative, promotion of North America as a coalition, and continue to educate the public on the importance of cross-border commerce to combat the gap in reality and perception

Bersin also provided an update on the Department of Homeland Security’s work on joint border management, including:

  • Confirmation that Canada, Mexico, and the United States are working to consolidate documents required to travel between the 3 countries in order to facilitate trade, commerce and tourism with the creation of a North American Trusted Traveler Program
  • Confirmation that the 3 governments are working to consolidate programs for commercial trucks for: Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and the Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) & NEEC New Scheme for Certified Companies” (Mexico’s equivalent of C-TPAT), by expanding the Trusted Trader pilot program
  • Creation of a North American Fugitive Program between the three countries
  • Launch of a campaign against Human Trafficking