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11.24.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Biden to Mandate Vaccine for Nonresident Essential Border Crossers

The Biden administration plans to mandate that by January 22, essential non-American travelers entering the U.S. by land must be vaccinated, the Associated Press reports.   The U.S. already requires vaccination for non-essential travelers – people coming to America for vacation, shopping, or other personal affairs. However, throughout the pandemic, essential travelers have not had a vaccine requirement, provided that they

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Members-Only Webisode: Capital Conversations – Crossing the Border

WATCH Crossing the Bridge: Reopening the Border and Maximizing USMCA in the COVID-19 World About this Webinar: The U.S. – Canada border is an economic lifeline for Buffalo Niagara and several current events are impacting our cross-border economy, including: USMCA (new NAFTA) taking effect 7/1 Closing of the U.S. –

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New Border Security Legislation Gives Reprieve to WNY Economy

A newly introduced piece of federal border security legislation recognizes how our regional economy depends on the easy flow of people and goods between the United States and Canada. The Border Security for America Act mandates bio-metric screening at all entry points, but exempts American and Canadian citizens.  Congressman Chris

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BNP to Advocate Against Biometric Implementation at Area Border Crossings

Buffalo Business First looked at how the Buffalo Niagara region would be impacted should President Donald Trump’s biometric mandate be implemented. “We need to streamline our border, not make it more difficult,” said Grant Loomis, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. “Operating an efficient border crossing

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What The Trump Presidency Means For The Great Lakes Region

Partner Voices Blog: Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition Donald J. Trump’s path to the White House ran squarely through the Great Lakes Region.  As everyone now knows, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania are the states that delivered him the presidency in the remarkable 2016 election. Now comes the big

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CanAm

One Step Closer in Border Efficiency

After years of advocating for an increase in policies that would streamline cross border movement, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership can cross another item off our advocacy agenda. Late last week, Congress passed the Promoting Travel, Commerce and National Security Act. This Act allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to

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A 5 Pillar Focus in 2017 for the Great Lakes Metro Chamber

With the Presidential election behind us and President-elect Trump organizing his cabinet, the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition came together to strategically reexamine and further develop its priorities. As a founding member of the Coalition, the Partnership joins nearly 40 chambers of commerce from Great Lakes states, to support economic

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Success knows no boundaries

International business woman, Nadja Piatka, to address harnessing the power of the CanAm market as keynote speaker at Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region event. It is really not as difficult as some business people may perceive. That is how Nadja Piatka describes her view of cross border trade after

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NEXUS: the no-brainer, cross-border solution

The Partnership knows how important it is improve the border-crossing experience, which is why we recommend NEXUS. What is NEXUS? NEXUS is a bi-national program which expedites the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved traveled into Canada and the United States through the promotion of the NEXUS card. Who uses

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