U.S., Canada Offer Customs Preclearance at Land and Water Crossings
The United States and Canada have agreed to extend customs preclearance to border crossings by rail, land and water earlier this week, according to the Wall Street Journal. Officials say the move will increase the efficient flow of people and goods while continuing to maintain strong border security. U.S. border agents now can work on Canadian soil to inspect and vet the goods or people entering the United States, which should alleviate the congestion associated with land and water crossings. Preclearance has already been available for air travelers.