U.S. and Canada Announce Plans to Increase Benefits Under Nexus
Earlier this week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP“) and Canada Border Services Agency (“CBSA”) announced plans to deliver on key commitments under NEXUS as part of the U.S.-Canada “Beyond The Border Action Plan.”
The NEXUS program allows pre-screened travelers expedited processing by CBP and CBSA across the U.S. and Canadian border at designated air, land and marine port-of-entries.
The two agencies are working in tandem to expand NEXUS membership and enhance benefits in an effort to ensure that more pre-screened travelers can take advantage of expedited processing at the border. This initiative includes an enrollment blitz to expedite processing of applications and launching an outreach and awareness campaign.
In particular, they are looking at ways to streamline NEXUS renewals by waiving the interview for members whose information has not changed and who have maintained their low-risk status.
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Page summary: As part of the “Beyond the Border Action Plan”, CBP and CBSA are expanding benefits under NEXUS including expedited processing and waiver of the interview requirement for many renewals.