CBAA applauds shared Canada/U.S. border plan
Dec. 8, 2011, Ottawa - The Canadian government issued a joint press release today with the United States on the Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, which focuses on four areas of cooperation: addressing threats early; facilitating trade, economic growth and jobs; integrating cross-border law enforcement; and improving critical infrastructure and cyber-security.
“The action plan is very important to our members” said Sam Barone, President and CEO of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA), “It creates a more efficient border and less regulatory complexity, which will better facilitate frequent business aviation travel between Canada and the United States. We commend the Canadian government’s leadership and efforts on this agreement with the United States,” added Barone. “This action plan will bolster the Canadian and United States trading relationship and help in creating jobs and prosperity for Canadians, while enhancing Canadian business aviation as an economic enabler and Canada’s balance of trade,” said Barone. “Business aviation has the ability to make face to face transportation possible in the competitive global marketplace. Today’s agreement will make it easier for this to happen,” added Barone.
With a membership of approximately 600 companies and organizations, including operators, management companies and suppliers, CBAA represents the entire business aviation community with a unified and collective voice.