In 1952, Canada and the United States signed a reciprocal operating agreement. In accordance with the provisions of the agreement, host amateurs may operate in the host country in accordance with the rules and regulations of the host country. In the 1980s, The Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney negotiated the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. It was signed in 1988 by Mulroney and U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Like previous reciprocity agreements, it has removed many barriers to trade between the two countries. It was replaced in 1994 by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between Canada, the United States and Mexico. Bond did not give up.

In 1900, he became Prime Minister and returned to his goal of negotiating a trade agreement with the United States. The British government rejected the Canadian objections and Bond was again able to conclude a draft reciprocity agreement in 1902, this time with John Hay. The problem was not the Canadian government, but the U.S. Senate and the enemy fishing industry in Massachusetts, which strongly opposed the ratification of the Bond Hay convention. The United States and Canada are working together within, inside and outside our borders to improve security and economic competitiveness and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods and services between our two countries. These efforts include cooperation in four lines: early threat management; facilitate legitimate trade and travel; Improve cooperation between law enforcement agencies; promote resilience, including critical infrastructure and cybersecurity. We encourage safe and legitimate travel through trusted travel programs, including our joint NEXUS program with more than 1.8 million members. We have agreements that allow us to exchange information on visa and immigration applicants and travellers crossing our common land border, which preserves the integrity of our immigration systems and strengthens the security of both countries without delaying the border. Law enforcement cooperation includes risk assessment and analysis, incident management and coordinated communications. Successfully, joint enforcement programs with Canada include the On-Board Security Forces (BESTS) task force, integrated border guard teams (IBETS) and the Shiprider Integrated CrossBarer Maritime Law Enforcement Program, in which officials from both countries patrol together on our shared waterways.