Surrey, British Columbia, February 19, 2013 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the opening of an additional NEXUS lane at the Pacific Highway border crossing located at Surrey, British Columbia and Blaine, Washington, providing more efficient border clearance for low-risk travellers. Doing this will enhance our throughput capacity and reduce wait times.
Canada and the United States agreed on a plan to implement NEXUS technology at nine border crossings as part of the Canada/U.S. Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness (Action Plan). Under that commitment, two new NEXUS lanes in British Columbia, one at Douglas and one at Abbotsford, opened on November 8, 2012.
The existing NEXUS lane is open from 7 a.m. until midnight, seven days a week, for entry into Canada. The second lane, announced today, will be used to process NEXUS members during high-volume periods. The new lane at the Pacific Highway port of entry is the fourth NEXUS lane in Canada to officially open as part of the Action Plan commitment.
Action Plan achievements for NEXUS to date include:
Currently there are over 790,000 NEXUS members who expedite their travel across the Canada-U.S. border at designated land, air and marine locations.
For more information on NEXUS, go to www.nexus.gc.ca.
For more information on the Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness, please visit the Web site www.borderactionplan.gc.ca.
For further information:
Canada Border Services Agency
Public Safety Canada