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U.S.-Canada "Beyond the Border" Action Plan, December 2011

This U.S.-Canada "Beyond the Border" action plan was released in December 2011. The White House press release states,

"The BTB Action Plan sets out joint priorities for achieving a new long-term security partnership in four key areas, guided by mutual respect for sovereignty and our separate constitutional and legal frameworks that protect individual privacy:

• addressing threats early;
• promoting trade facilitation, economic growth, and jobs;
• strengthening cross-border law enforcement; and
• protecting shared critical infrastructure, including enhancing continental and global cybersecurity."

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Outlines of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Enhancing Trade and Investment, Supporting Jobs, Economic Growth and Development

On November 12, 2011, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States agreed to a trade and investment framework to "promote innovation, economic growth and development, and support the creation and retention of jobs." In later trade rounds, Canada, Mexico, and Japan joined the partnership.

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