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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.

Pre-Arrival Readiness Evaluation pilot
Ron Reinas, GM, Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

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

Preclearance update
Deborah Meyers, DHS

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

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.

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

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Sen. Mike Cuffe

Legislator; 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 →

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