United States Customs and Border Protection
The Canada Border Services Agency recently announced that it was proposing changes to its Trusted Traveller Programs, which include CANPASS, Free and Secure Trade, and NEXUS. In furtherance of this proposal, CBSA intends to amend the Presentation of Persons (2003) Regulations, which were implemented under the Canadian Customs Act.
United States Customs and Border Protection designates ports of entry for optimized processing of TN and L-1 status
United States Customs and Border Protection recently announced on its website that, sometime during September 2014, it would begin optimizing processing for first-time Canadian TN and L-1 applicants seeking entry into the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement. However, it is unlikely that this initiative will significantly alter the way that TN and L-1 cases are adjudicated.
The NEXUS program is a joint initiative of United States Customs and Border Protection and the Canada Border Services Agency, which enables pre-approved, low-risk travellers to receive expedited entry when travelling to the United States or Canada. Unfortunately, not everyone will be in a position to satisfy the NEXUS eligibility criteria.