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2013

International and Area Studies

Border Policy Research Institute Publications

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Canadians Shopping In Northwest Washington, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2013

Canadians Shopping In Northwest Washington, Border Policy Research Institute

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In March 2013 the BPRI began a long-term study of the behavior of Canadian cross-border shoppers. The main goal of the study is to provide data with which to analyze the economic impacts of changes in factors that might influence cross-border shopping—changes such as a decline in the exchange rate, or a revision of sales taxes or duty-free limits.


Evaluation Of Commercial Pre-Inspection Pilot Test - Blaine, Wa, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Hugh Conroy Jan 2013

Evaluation Of Commercial Pre-Inspection Pilot Test - Blaine, Wa, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Hugh Conroy

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) is pilot-testing the operation of a commercial primary inspection booth on Canadian soil. The pilot test is occurring at the Pacific Highway port-of-entry in Blaine, WA. In past years, the Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) has partnered with the Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG) to collect extensive datasets at Pacific Highway, including metrics such as the average dwell-time of a truck at a primary booth and the average wait-time in the queue.


The Wait-Time System At The Cascade Gateway, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2013

The Wait-Time System At The Cascade Gateway, Border Policy Research Institute

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In December 2011 the governments of Canada and the U.S. published the Beyond the Border (BTB) Action Plan, which includes an objective of installing border wait-time (BWT) measurement systems at the 20 busiest land-border crossings by the end of 2014. The BTB plan is not the first instance of federal interest in BWT systems: a BWT Working Group was established in 2008 as a joint initiative of Transport Canada, CBSA, USCBP, and FHWA, and that group investigated the merits of various BWT measurement technologies. Upon creation of the bi-national BTB framework, the task of the working group was absorbed ...


2013/14 Imtc Passenger Vehicle Survey: Report Of Interim Findings, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2013

2013/14 Imtc Passenger Vehicle Survey: Report Of Interim Findings, Border Policy Research Institute

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The 2013/14 passenger vehicle survey consists of a questionnaire administered to cross-border personal vehicles at five land border ports-of-entry between Western Washington State and Lower Mainland British Columbia – commonly referred to as the Cascade Gateway. The project is advanced by the International Mobility and Trade Corridor Program (IMTC) and is the third such survey undertaken by this regional cross-border planning coalition since 2000. This report outlines the organization of the project and summarizes high level findings from the summer and winter interviews conducted in July 2013 and February 2014, respectively.


The Pre-Inspection Pilot Test At Blaine: Field Data, Border Policy Research Institute Jan 2013

The Pre-Inspection Pilot Test At Blaine: Field Data, Border Policy Research Institute

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The Beyond the Border Action Plan called for USCBP to implement “a truck cargo facilitation pilot project in at least one location in Canada,” and agencies settled upon a twophase approach, as described in the left sidebar. USCBP invited our institute to gather field data in Blaine during the phase 1 pilot.


Washington Connecting To Canada: Flow Of Goods, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Ian Faulds Jan 2013

Washington Connecting To Canada: Flow Of Goods, David L. (David Lindsay) Davidson, Ian Faulds

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There is a dense web of connections between the state of Washington and its northern neighbor, Canada. This article catalogs the transportation modes that connect the two and then explores the way in which goods flow between Washington and Canada across and through those connections. As seen in the sidebar figure, Canada is the 3rd -ranked destination of Washington’s exports and the largest source (by far) of imports. The conveyance of goods between these trade partners is of vital interest to both, so the methods of conveyance deserve some attention. A future issue of the Border Policy Brief will ...