The two countries have also agreed to formally consult one another during the process of reviewing a third country for the purpose of either a visa imposition or visa exemption.
The United States and Canada are also continuing to work together to identify countries that pose security concerns with a view toward further cooperation on visa policy.
In December 2001, Governor Tom Ridge and Deputy Prime Minister John Manley Signed the Smart Border Declaration and Associated 30-Point Action Plan to Enhance the Security of Our Shared Border While Facilitating the Legitimate Flow of People and Goods.
the Action Plan Has Four Pillars the Secure Flow of People, the Secure Flow Of Goods, Secure Infrastructure, and Information Sharing and coordination in the enforcement of these objectives.
The card has been recognized by the International Card Manufacturers Association, winning the Elan Award for Technical Achievement.
NEXUS is functional at Port Huron-Sarnia (since November 2000), at Blaine-Pacific Highway and Blaine-Douglas (since June 26, 2002) and Point Roberts-Boundary Bay (since July 29, 2002).
On September 9, 2002, President Bush and Prime Minister Chrtien met to discuss progress on the Smart Border Action Plan and asked that they be updated regularly on the work being done to modernize our common border.
This report is the first update since the meeting of the President and the Prime Minister.
The United States and Canada have agreed to enhance cooperation between our respective Embassies overseas, which will allow our officials to more routinely and more efficiently share information on intelligence and specific data concerning high-risk individuals.
NEXUS will be operational at both the Detroit-Windsor and Buffalo-Fort Erie bridges on January 23, 2003, and at the Detroit-Windsor tunnel in March 2003.
NEXUS will be expanded to the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, the Rainbow Bridge and to the Whirlpool Bridge by Spring 2003.
NEXUS will also be expanded to all other high-volume crossings between the two countries by the end of 2003.
NEXUS enrollment centers opened in Detroit-Windsor and in Buffalo-Fort Erie on October 24, 2002.