The United States and Canada are set to sign an agreement on Monday to create a pre-clearance process for customs screening in their countries.
This agreement is a part of a joint initiative begun in 2011 which intends to address security threats involving the countries’ shared border.
The pre-clearance will allow U.S. customs officers stationed in other countries to decide if travelers and their baggage can be permitted into the United States.
The process is already in place at eight Canadian airports in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.
This pre-clearance agreement was supposed to be finished in 2012, according to the joint initiative known as “Beyond the Border.”