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21 st Century Border Management To fundamentally restructure the way U.S. and Mexico manage their shared border November 2012. Declaration Concerning 21 st Century Border Management.
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In May 2010, President Obama and President Calderon signed the Declaration Concerning 21st Century Border Management to fundamentally restructure the way the U.S. and Mexico manage their shared border in order to increase the overall security and prosperity of both countries.
The United States and Mexico
Facilitate approximately $1.5 billion in goods crossing the border every day
Have a trade partnership which supports six million jobs in the U.S.
Share 1,969 miles of the most frequently traversed border in the world - over 400,000 people and 14,000 trucks cross every day
Mexico is an important trading partner to the U.S. and accounts for about 12.5% of total U.S. imports and exports.
U.S. sales to Mexico are larger than all U.S. exports to Brazil, Russia, India and China combined, as well as all combined sales to Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
21st Century Border Management
The scope of Executive Steering Committee created under the 21st Century Border Management Declaration encompasses the creation, expansion, improvement or mutual recognition of:
Significant Ongoing Projects
Harmonize commercial cargo and passenger screening processes to expedite the movement of goods and people into Mexico and the US
Harmonize trusted trader / traveler programs by aligning requirements to enhance benefits and provide mutual recognition
Better align and expand programs for trusted traders and travelers
Implementation of Single Entry rail for U.S. and Mexico to submit required export/import information
Improve information sharing
Improve infrastructure and technology
Reduce border wait times21st Century Border Management Delivers Efficiencies to both U.S. and Mexico
Stay informed. Read the 21st Century Border Management Initiative fact sheets, and stay up to date on milestones and outreach events. Additional information will soon be found via a webpage on the DHS website.
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