Yesterday I shared the stage with Prof. Robert Pastor, the intellectual father of the big idea of North America and Consul David Fransen from Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to talk about how broken security processing is at the ports of entry are since we have prioritized investment almost exclusively to the distances between the ports over economic security. Among the ideas I shared from the Trilateral Border Symposium we held in the spring were:
- A common external security perimeter
- A common customs union and tariff
- A common greenhouse gas emission reduction credit exchange
- A common infrastructure investment fund.
We have a common future, so why not arrive there together?