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Border fee would hurt trade

“That will be $22,” the Homeland Security border guard at the U.S. Customs said to the family of four headed to the movie theatre in International Falls.

It has not happened yet, but the United States is exploring the option of collecting a user fee to enter the country by land (the U.S. already collects $5.50 through a passenger inspection fee from Canadians flying into the States).

Like all agencies across North America, this U.S. agency is looking at ways to offset costs in protecting the country.

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