The Agency is responsible for the negotiation and implementation of U.S. trade agreements in the Western Hemisphere and oversees the management and implementation of these agreements, including the U.S.-Mexico agreement, the Free Trade Agreement between the Dominican Republic and Central America and the United States, and free trade agreements with Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama. Canadian citizens adult travellers can present a valid: Yes. Under this final rule, Mexican citizens, as well as U.S., Canadian and Bermudan citizens, must present a passport for air travel. The BCC, which is currently used in place of a passport and visa for land border crossings within the border region, can also be used as a visitor visa. However, given the particular circumstances of air traffic, the presentation of an additional passport was deemed necessary. . NEXUS cards are only accepted in conjunction with the NEXUS program on some NEXUS sites. Although U.S. citizens are not required to present a passport when they leave U.S. territories and travel to the mainland, proof of citizenship (for example. B U.S. passport, birth certificate, trusted traveler program card) or a permanent stay (p.B green card) will allow CBP to speed up your clearance.

The Western Hemisphere Office also manages U.S. trade relations with the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM), including bilateral trade councils with Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. She also oversees U.S. preferential trade programs in the region, including the Caribbean Basin initiative and the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through a partnership. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires U.S. and Canadian travellers to present a passport or other identity and citizenship document upon entry to the United States. This is the result of the Terrorism Reform and Prevention Act 2004 (IRTPA). While U.S. citizens currently require a passport to enter most Central and South American countries, this rule clearly shows that the passport must also be presented upon their return to the United States. No changes are proposed for members of the U.S. military who travel on active duty.

Since 1995, RFID technology has been used successfully along our land borders with Canada and Mexico. Through trusted travel programs such as NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST, U.S. border guards are able to facilitate legitimate cross-border travel and trade. Today, rfid technology is found in car keys, highway toll tags and safety access cards. Travellers without WHTI-compliant documents are likely to be delayed at the border, with CBP officials working to verify identity and citizenship. CBP is committed to cooperating with travellers to ensure that they have access to and obtain the relevant travel documents. U.S. and Canadian citizens who do not have WHTI-compliant documents, but are otherwise authorized, are not denied entry to the United States on June 1 and are encouraged to continue their travel plans and obtain simplified and secure WHTI travel documents as soon as possible. Travellers without the correct documents may be delayed, while CBP officials work to confirm citizenship and identity.