With the largest trade and travel bilateral relationship in the world, Canada and the United States have a long history of innovation. At its height, two-way trade reached $800 billion per year and more than 300,000 people crossed the border daily.
Unfortunately the Canada-United States border has been closed for non-essential travel for over one year.
The Future Borders Coalition wants to change that and has enlisted Vancouver’s TraceSafe for their unique experience using technology to enhance safety and efficiency for governments and border crossings around the world.
TraceSafe is a leader in wearable safety tech and connected workforce solutions, including large-scale enterprise, venue management and asset tracking.
The coalition is comprised of bi-national organizations with a vested interest in advancing the efficiency and security of the Canada–U.S. border including organizations like Air Canada, the Port of Vancouver, and YVR.
“With this partnership, TraceSafe’s goal is to support the Future Borders Coalition to continue the work of accelerating a cohesive border vision based on improvements in technology, processes, facilities and innovation,” notes Wayne Lloyd, CEO of TraceSafe.
“Even though we are all eager to see the Canada-U.S. border reopen for non-essential travel, it’s important to do so through a secure, efficient and science-based phased approach – which is what TraceSafe and Future Borders Coalition are dedicated to facilitating.”
TraceSafe will sit on the Future Borders Coalition border recovery working group, which includes the Air Border Task Force, Land Border Task Force, and the Supply Chain Goods/Management Task Force. In this role, the firm will contribute to the shaping of global standards and best practices in post-COVID-19 world, ensuring a sustainable recovery for all.
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