Pacific Corridor Enterprise Council. K. David Andersson President February 16, 2006 Presentation Vancouver Cross Border Regions Roundtable. RECENTLY COMPLETED AND FUTURE REGIONAL CROSS BORDER PROJECTS CROSS BORDER ISSUES. ACCESS AMERICA .
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K. David Andersson
February 16, 2006 Presentation
Vancouver Cross Border Regions Roundtable
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U.S. IMMIGRATION, CUSTOMS, TAX & CORPORATE INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS
U.S. – Canada coalition of government and business entities that jointly identifies and promotes improvements to mobility and security for the four border crossings between Whatcom County, Washington State and the Lower Mainland of the Province of British Columbia.
IMTC group is led by the Whatcom Council of Governments
Expand north and southbound ATIS systems
Passenger wait times for all four Cascade Gateway port-of-entry;
Commercial vehicle wait times
2010 Vancouver Olympics traveler information
Estimated Cost: $4,000,000
Possible Partners: BC MoT, WSDOT, FHWA, Transport Canada, P.A.C.E.
Cascade Gateway border circulation network transportation analysis
Evaluation of both existing and potential routes on both sides of the international boundary
Border processing time scenarios using micro simulation tools (Border Wizard, CanSim).
Estimated Cost: $500,000
Possible Partners: Transport Canada, WCOG, TransLink, FHWA, BC MoT, P.A.C.E., City of Surrey, City of Abbotsford, Township of Langley
A pilot advanced passenger information system that meets the requirements of U.S. and Canadian security agencies.
Estimated Cost: $750,000
Possible Partners: WSDOT, Amtrak, US CBP, P.A.C.E.
Estimated Cost: $20,000,000
Possible Partners: WSDOT, FHWA, P.A.C.E.
Trade in Services:
·Temporary Professional Workers
·Impact of H-1B Cap
·After Sales Service Personnel
Executive / Managerial / Specialized knowledge
Remote Enrollment Centers for FAST, SENTRI, and NEXUS
United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program (US VISIT)
Section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-208) (IIRAIRA)
Data Management Improvement Act of 2000 (DMIA) (P.L. 106-215)
PATRIOT Act (P.L. 107-56)
Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act (P.L. 107-173)
Application to Canadian Citizens?