Third Border Initiative


Third Border Initiative

The Third Border Initiative (TBI) is a area of policy concerning United States and the Caribbean region. The phrase was especially made popular by the administration of the President of the United States George W. Bush. The Third Border Initiative was a reference to the Caribbean region's adjacent placement to the United States of America. The policy is the ideology that behind Canada and Mexico the Caribbean region is a Sea based border of the United States.

The initiative also builds upon the founding of the Caribbean/United States - Partnership for Prosperity and Security in the Caribbean. An agreement which is sometimes called the "Bridgetown Accord" in the United States, or affectionately the "Shipriders Bill" in many Caribbean countries. The agreement was signed between the Clinton Administration in May 1997 between the United States, and the various independent countries of the Caribbean region.

ee also

*Canada–United States border
*Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI)
*Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
*Free Trade Area of the Americas
*Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

External links

* [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/04/20010423-1.html White House: Fact Sheet President's Speech at the Summit of the Americas]
* [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/04/20010423-5.html White House: Fact Sheet Caribbean Third Border Initiative]
* [http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2004/28136.htm Joint Statement by the United States of America, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic on the Third Border Initiative] - Washington, DC (13 January 2004)
* [http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-english/2004/January/20040114144116nesnom0.569256.html U.S./CARICOM/Dominican Republic Statement on Third Border Initiative] - America.Gov (4 January 2004)
* [http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20070114/focus/focus4.html Crime, deportees, and the Third Border] - JamaicaObserver.com (14 January 2007)
* [http://www.usaid.gov/pubs/cbj2003/lac/crp/ USAID: Caribbean Regional]
* [http://www.caricom.org/jsp/secretariat/legal_instruments/caribbean_ussummit.jsp?menu=secretariat Caribbean/United States - Partnership for Prosperity and Security in the Caribbean] - Text document of agreement signed between the United States and Caribbean region at Bridgetown, Barbados on 10 May 1997.


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