CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY WELCOMES NEW CANADA-U.S. BORDER ACTION PLANS

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada applauds the Canada-U.S. Joint Border Action Plans, unveiled today by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington D.C.

“Canada’s chemistry industry sends 76 per cent of its exports – more than $20 billion worth of products – to the U.S. every year,” says Richard Paton, CIAC’s President and CEO.

“The measures outlined in the Border Action Plans are critical to keeping our industry competitive, and to strengthening Canada’s manufacturing sector.”

CIAC has long advocated for a more efficient, streamlined border process to reduce clearance delays and regulatory duplication, both of which can be very costly for industry.

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada is the voice of Canada’s chemistry sector. In 2010, Canada’s chemistry industry produced goods valued at $42 billion, employed 77,000 people directly, and supported an additional 375,000 jobs in the Canadian economy.