On February 4, 2011, the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada issued Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The Declaration established a new long-term partnership built upon a perimeter approach to security and economic competitiveness.
This means working together, not just at the border, but “beyond the border” to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods, and services. Leaders called for the development of a joint Action Plan to realize this goal, which is embodied in this document.
In addition a United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) was created. The RCC aims to better align our regulatory approaches to protect health, safety, and the environment while supporting growth, investment, innovation, and market openness.