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Monday, July 22 • 2:45pm - 5:00pm
Border Issues

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PNWER continues to serve as a top forum for U.S.-Canada border coordination and collaboration by providing input on preclearance and recommendations for potential pilots in our region. PNWER has worked with public and private stakeholders to provide input to federal partners on specific issues to facilitate cross-border travel.
More information here.

Working Group Co-Chairs
Senator Mike Cuffe, Montana
Laurie Trautman, Western Washington University

Pre-Arrival Readiness Evaluation (PARE) pilot: PARE is an automated traffic management system for commercial vehicles departing Canada, which will be used to optimize traffic flow on the Peace Bridge during a planned three-year bridge resurfacing project. CBP is working with PBA to exchange information of commercial vehicles to determine if commercial fees have been paid and travel documentation has been properly filed to further the efficient movement of commercial vehicles and cargo.
Ron Reinas, GM, Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

Preclearance update
Deborah Meyers, DHS

Beyond Preclearance Initiative - moving our Canada-US border toward using smart technology
Gerry Bruno,  Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Vancouver Airport Authority

Northern border, remote ports, and the need for co-location, a brief overview from Sen. Mike Cuffe, Montana

CBS/CBSA roundtable: A facilitated dialogue focused on utilizing technology at the border, addressing rural border crossings, preclearance cargo pilot in the northwest and recommendations from the Beyond Preclearance Coalition.
Rose Marie Davis, Director, Innovative Program Acquisitions (IPA), Office of Field Operations (OFO), Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation (PPAE), US Customs and Border Protection
Mike Leahy, Executive Director in the Commercial and Trade Branch, CBSA

Action Items Discussion:


Speakers
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Mike Leahy

Executive Director in the Commercial and Trade Branch, CBSA
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Sen. Mike Cuffe

State Senator; Border Issues Working Group Co-chair, Montana State Legislature
Mike Cuffe is a native of Lincoln County, Montana. He graduated from Lincoln County High School and earned his degree in Journalism from the University of Montana at Missoula. While many people in his generation elected to leave Lincoln County to pursue jobs elsewhere, Representative... Read More →
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Laurie Trautman

Director; Border Issues Working Group Co-chair, Border Policy Research Institute at WWU
Dr. Laurie Trautman is the Director of the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University. She engages in a range of research activities focused on the U.S. - Canada border, particularly in the region surrounding Washington State and British Columbia. Topics include... Read More →
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Deborah Meyers

Director, Canadian Affairs and Senior Adviser, North America Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Deborah Meyers is Director for Canadian Affairs and Senior Advisor for North America. In this position, she coordinates DHS engagement with Canada in support of the Department’s goals and Department-wide efforts in support of the North American Leaders’ Summit.  Her portfolio... Read More →
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Ron Rienas

General Manager, Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority
Mr. Rienas is the General Manager of the binational Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority which owns and operates the Peace Bridge between Buffalo, New York and Fort Erie, Ontario. He oversees operations of the Finance, Human Resources, Operations, and Toll/Traffic Departments... Read More →
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Rose Marie Davis

Director, Innovative Program Acquisitions (IPA), Office of Field Operations (OFO), Planning, Program Analysis and Evaluation (PPAE), US Customs and Border Protection
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Gerry Bruno

Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Vancouver Airport Authority
Gerry Bruno, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Vancouver Airport Authority, leads the advocacy program for federal government policy development to support the Airport Authority’s strategic objectives.Gerry Bruno began his airport career in 1974 with Transport Canada and... Read More →



Monday July 22, 2019 2:45pm - 5:00pm
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