Document Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

Continuing adaptation to changing transportation needs is critical in maintaining efficiency and reducing costs of raw and manufactured goods to ensure economic stability and growth. With bilateral trade in excess of $1.4 billion per day between the U.S. and Canada and over 200 million annual crossings (passenger vehicles and freight trucks) (U.S. Embassy, Ottawa, 2006), knowledge of the composition of commodities crossing the border and the growth in the flow of those commodities is vital to future policy making. This report focuses on cross-border flows by truck between Washington and British Columbia, through decomposition of the northbound and southbound flows by industry and commodity, coupled with projection of the trade growth in those industries. By knowing expected increases in commodity flows across border port locations, policy makers can better adapt border ports to ensure efficiency in truck movements. Increased efficiency is important to trade competitiveness in the international marketplace.

Volume

1

Issue

June

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Trucking--Washington (State); Trucking--British Columbia; Border crossing--Washington (State); Border crossing--British Columbia; Roads--Washington (State)--Maintenance and repair;

Geographic Coverage

Washington (State); British Columbia

Genre/Form

Technical reports

OCLC number

759969013

Digital Format

application/pdf

Language

English

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