The Canadian Business Council says in a letter to the US that the Nexus closure is “very embarrassing”

The Canadian Business Council has said it is concerned about the continued closure of the Nexus Trusted Traveler Program.

In a letter to U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Cohen obtained by Canadian Press, CEO Goldy Haider said the U.S. government’s failure to reopen 13 Nexus registration centers was “extremely disturbing.” Says.

The two countries are fighting over a long-standing demand by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to give its agents the same legal protections they currently have within Canada’s nexus facilities at ports of entry, such as airports and the Canada-U.S. border. . .

Public Security Minister Marco Mendicino cited Canada’s sovereignty principle to explain why the Nexus Center does not have the same legal protections that U.S. customs officials have at airports and borders.

In a letter to Cohen, Haider said he fears the controversy could harm businesses whose employees do not have Nexus cards, and urges ambassadors to reopen registration centers.

In his comments, Canada’s ambassador to the United States said the program was “held hostage” by the United States’ unilateral efforts to renegotiate the advance clearance agreement between the United States and its northern neighbor. It was served immediately after

At a symposium on the Canadian-US border hosted by the Future Borders Coalition last week, Kirsten Hillman said, “There have been attempts to unilaterally renegotiate the terms of the 20-year-old program, and the program has been held hostage to that effort. there is,” he said.

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