BORDER TROUBLES * Canada / USA: Bringing goods across the border by truck, more costly
* Ontario - Cross-border trucking more costly after 9/11, report says
-- A more costly environment for bringing goods across the border by truck has emerged over the past decade or so, and that may be hurting the competitiveness of Canadian goods, according to one border expert... Statistics Canada released a report this month which examined the cost of bringing goods across the border before and after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001... New security regulations were brought in following those attacks, which many thought would raise the price of moving goods from the U.S.A. into Canada and vice-versa... The Statistics Canada report found that from 2004 to 2009, it cost 25 per cent more to move goods across the border, as compared to taking those goods the same distance domestically. That was well above the 16 per cent premium that was paid from 1994 to 2000... Anderson said this apparent jump in costs has implications for everyone... But Anderson said a broader concern is about what this does to our competitiveness... Asked what can be done to limit this potential impediment to trade, Anderson pointed to the federal government's plan to build a new bridge between Michigan and Ontario...
(Photo by Jason Kryk/Canadian Press - A Statistics Canada report looking at the cost of bringing goods across the border both pre- and post-9/11 found that the costs rose after new security regulations were brought in following those attacks) Windsor Bridge, ONT, CAN - CBC News - Jul 27, 2015
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