Western Hemisphere Agreement

The Office leads the negotiation and implementation of U.S. trade agreements in the Western Hemisphere and oversees the management and operation of these agreements, including the Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, and the United States Free Trade Agreements with Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama. The USTR Western Hemisphere office is responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of U.S. trade policy in the Western Hemisphere. The following documents are acceptable for most travelers to cross the border:[3] What if I don`t commit to the necessary documents, if I`m traveling to the U.S., or if I`m returning to the U.S.? Even under this rule, citizens of Mexico, Canada and Bermuda must have a passport when flying into the United States. While U.S. citizens are currently required to have a passport to enter most Central and South American countries, this rule specifies that the passport must also be presented upon return to the United States. . Native Americans in the United States, Mexico, and Canada may be able to use some additional forms of identification (in addition to documents valid for citizens of these countries): The group must state on the organization`s letterhead: Yes, boaters who have an I-68 form must continue to comply with the new travel document requirements. As of June 1, 2009, Canadian landing permits (I-68) and Local Boater Option (LBO) registrations will only be issued to applicants who provide WHTI-compliant documents.

I-68 permits and LBO registrations issued before June 1 will remain valid throughout 2009. WHTI is the joint plan of the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement an important recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and the legal mandates of the Intelligence Reform and Prevention of Terrorism Act of 2004 (IRTPA). The IRTPA required in part that DHS and DOS develop and implement a plan that requires all travelers, U.S. citizens and foreigners, to present a passport or other acceptable document indicating identity and citizenship when entering the United States. .