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CME, CERC and Baker & McKenzie release guide for Canada-US business travellers

Published by Stephanie Brooks on February 27, 2013

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) and Baker & McKenzie have released a joint document outlining entry requirements for Canadians and Americans conducting cross-border business called the Canada-US Travel Business Guide.

"With more than four million people crossing the border every year for business, facilitating cross-border business travel has become a critical issue," says CME President & CEO Jayson Myers. "As that number grows and government requirements evolve, this guide will help manufacturers and exporters easily access the information they require to navigate a complex set of rules.

The global movement of businesspeople is critical to business success in today's fast-paced economy, says Alan Diner, partner and group leader at Baker & McKenzie's Canadian Global Immigration & Mobility Practice. "This guide helps bridge the gap between business necessity and practical reality when it comes to moving executives and staff across the border."

In addition to the guide, CME and CERC will continue to work together to advocate for policy changes that facilitate the cross-border movement of people, including the Canada-US Beyond the Border initiative, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and implementing a new Trusted Employer Program by Canada and the US.

"Ensuring key businesspeople can travel between our two countries without complexity and red tape is critical for North America's economic competitiveness," concludes CERC President & CEO, Stephen Cryne. "Our trade strategy must increasingly focus on the movement of key personnel, such as employees equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to keep businesses with integrated global supply chains up-and-running."

The Canada-US Business Travel Guide is available to CME and CERC members free of charge by clicking here.

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