DHS Announces new international trade crossing

Today, the United States, Canada, and the State of Michigan concluded and signed an arrangement regarding the staffing and operation of the U.S. customs plaza at the proposed New International Trade Crossing (NITC) linking Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. This arrangement results from several months of productive discussions among the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the State of Michigan, the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), and Transport Canada. Under the terms of the arrangement, the U.S. customs plaza will be procured as part of the NITC public-private partnership (PPP) that will finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the rest of the project. The costs of the NITC project will be repaid from future toll revenues.