Archives

12.17.21 Advocacy Alert: Canada to Again Require Testing for Entry

Today, Canadian officials announced they would be reinstating a requirement that all entrants present proof of a negative COVID-19 test.   The requirement will take effect Tuesday, according to the Buffalo News.   After an outcry over the strict requirement, which made travel to Canada cost-prohibitive for some, Canada relaxed the testing

Read More »

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

Read More »

9.20.21 Advocacy Alert: Border Closure Extended Through October

This morning, the U.S. federal government announced that it will be extending its closure to Canadian travelers through October 21.   Non-essential Canadian travelers have been banned from entering the U.S. since March 2020. Despite calls from the BNP, numerous members of Congress, and chambers across the nation to open the border, the

Read More »

7.21.21 Advocacy Alert: US Extends Canadian Border Closure to August 21

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it was extending its ban on non-essential land entry by Canadian travelers through August 21. The move comes on the heels of Canada’s decision Monday to reopen its land border to vaccinated, non-essential American travelers on August 9. Canada’s decision and calls from our

Read More »

6.22.21 Webinar Growing a Cannabis Economy: Lessons from Hamilton, ON

What does New York’s recent legalization of cannabis mean for workplaces, the state’s regulatory framework and the Buffalo Niagara economy? Join BNP in a conversation with our friends in Canada for lessons learned during their pre- and post-legalization periods. You’ll hear about the experiences of cannabis production and retail taking

Read More »

It’s Time to Reopen the U.S.-Canada Border

The time has come to reopen the U.S.-Canada land border. The border has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 – over a full year. After a year of financial devastation, the economies of Southern Ontario and Western New York need a boost, and reopening the border would provide it.  

Read More »

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. –

Read More »

CANAM Cross-Border Trade Designated as Essential Travel

As with all aspects of the local economy, the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting travel across the U.S/Canadian border. Today, the U.S. government released new restricted travel standards via the federal register. While most travel is now restricted, the movement of cargo is officially considered essential travel. International trade is

Read More »