WATCH: The Digitization of US-Canada Crossborder Trade
Canada is the largest passenger gateway into the United States, with tens of millions of passengers entering every year; crossborder trade in goods was valued at over half a trillion dollars in 2016. With or without an updated NAFTA, continuing growth in crossborder passenger travel and cargo transportation is expected in the coming decades.
Artificial intelligence, biometrics, facial recognition, and the use of digital identities could radically transform the future of crossborder transportation, but they also raise serious privacy-related and resource concerns for policymakers.
In partnership with the Vancouver International Airport and the Public Policy Forum (Ottawa), the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute hosted a one-day forum on cross-border transportation and innovation.
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