Ottawa: Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and the Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade announced the launch of a pilot project that makes it easier and faster for Canadian business people to travel to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region.

Under the pilot, Canadian business travellers who are NEXUS members can now apply for an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC). The ABTC, which is valid for up to three years, allows card holders to use designated APEC lines when travelling within the APEC region to participating APEC economies. These travellers will also be able to use a Trusted Traveller kiosk and benefit from faster border clearance when returning to Canada.

Our Government’s launch of the ABTC pilot confirms Canada’s support of the ABTC and highlights our continued commitment to support Canadian business people as they expand their businesses’ international reach in order to create jobs and economic growth at home.