Beyond The Border Archives
27 June 2011: Excerpts from Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson at the Gas & Oil Expo and Conference North America 2011
"With an ultimate goal of reducing our dependence on oil, we must responsibly develop and produce oil and gas at home, while at the same time leveraging cleaner, alternative fuels and increasing our energy efficiency."
27 June 2011: Excerpts from Remarks by Ambassador Jacobson to the American Chamber of Commerce, Western Chapter
"The economic and financial challenges of the past few years have served to remind us of how much we need and how much we benefit from one another as partners in commerce and in trade."
Earlier this month, the United States and Canada announced the terms of reference for the new United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council.
4 March 2011: United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (UPDATE: Notice closed)
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued a Federal Register Notice calling for input to help identify potential sectors in which the U.S. government can work to reduce regulatory burdens and improve competitiveness. Canadians are welcome to contribute to the United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) process by commenting within the next 30 days through the Federal Register.
4 February 2011: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada in Joint Press Availability
President Obama: "Our focus has been on how we increase jobs and economic growth on both sides of the border. Canada is our largest trading partner and the top destination for American exports, supporting some 1.7 million jobs here. So today we've agreed to several important steps to increase trade, improve our competitiveness, and create jobs for both our people." Video »
4 February 2011: Declaration by President Obama and Prime Minister Harper of Canada - Beyond the Border
"To preserve and extend the benefits our close relationship has helped bring to Americans and Canadians alike, we intend to pursue a perimeter approach to security, working together within, at, and away from the borders of our two countries to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods, and services between our two countries."
4 February 2011: Joint Statement by President Obama and Prime Minister Harper of Canada on Regulatory Cooperation
Today, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have directed the creation of a United States-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC), composed of senior regulatory, trade, and foreign affairs officials from both governments.
1 February 2011: Statement by the Press Secretary on the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Harper to the White House
President Obama will welcome Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada to the White House on Friday, February 4. The two leaders will discuss our important bilateral relationship and key global issues.