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Border delay issues for equipment and employees tackled by new coalition

Toronto, ON -- Nov. 6, 2001 -- Border delays and inefficiencies are costing the Canadian & U.S. economies millions...


Toronto, ON — Nov. 6, 2001 — Border delays and inefficiencies are costing the Canadian & U.S. economies millions of dollars a day. As a result, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters association (CME) has become a driving force behind the Coalition for Secure & Trade-Efficient Borders.

The coalition is made up of 40 business associations and private companies to advise the Canadian government on border concerns. As well it has joined its sister association in the U.S. — the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) — to form a joint working group to make recommendations and solutions to Federal and provincial governments for the smooth facilitation of goods and people across both borders.

A Borders Coalition Update report can be found on the CME website at www.cme-mec.org in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.