ARCHIVED - Letter of Intent between the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Canada Border Services Agency for Phase I of the Entry-Exit System

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The United States (U.S.), represented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Canada, represented by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), hereinafter referred to as the "Participants," intend to implement Phase I of the Entry/Exit System as described in the Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan.

1. Introduction

2. Preamble

THE PARTICIPANTS HEREBY EXPRESS THEIR INTENT AS FOLLOWS:

3. Definitions

For the purposes of this LOI:

4. Purpose

5. Governance/Authority

6. Data Exchange Criteria

7. Exclusions

8. Data Elements for the Exchange

Consistent with Article 5 of the SMU, the Participants intend to exchange the following biographic entry data elements meeting the appropriate criteria described above:

9. Frequency

10. Procedure

11. Cost

Each participant intends to be responsible for its own costs for all activities conducted under this LOI.

12. Privacy

Permitted Use

Information Security

Information Integrity

Public Notification

Retention

Privacy Breach

13. DESIGNATED OFFICIALS

The Participants designate the following officials for the purposes of the overall administrative responsibility of this LOI. These officials are also responsible for receiving any notices or changes provided for herein.

For the CBSA:

Director
Entry/Exit Project Division,
Programs Branch,
Canada Border Services Agency

(exact name and address may be provided by way of letter)

For DHS:

Director
Land Border Integration, Office of Field Operations,
U.S. Customs and Border Protection,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Director
US-VISIT Program
National Protection and Programs Directorate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

(exact name and address may be provided by way of letter)

For CIC:

Director
Identity Management and Information Sharing,
Admissibility Branch,
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

(exact name and address may be provided by way of letter)

14. Differences in Interpretation and Application

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