Infographic 1
Overview of merchandise trade data transfer from the United States to Canada

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Infographic description

The title of the infographic is "Overview of merchandise trade data transfer from the United States to Canada"

The title of this infographic is "Overview of merchandise trade data transfer from the United States to Canada."

The infographic depicts the process for the transfer of trade data from the United States to Canada. A red line and a blue line divide the infographic into two halves: the top half represents Canada and the bottom half represents the United States. There is a circle in the top half depicting the Canadian flag, beside which the word "Canada" appears. There is a circle in the bottom half depicting the American flag, beside which the words "United States" appear.

The infographic depicts eight circles containing text that explains each step in the process for transferring trade data from the United States to Canada. Three of the circles, coloured in red, are in the top half of the infographic, representing steps in the process that occur in Canada. Four circles are in the bottom half of the infographic, representing steps in the process that occur in the United States. There are arrows pointing from each circle to the circle representing the next step in the process. The final step in the process is represented by a grey circle which is located between the top and bottom of the infographic, over the red and blue lines, representing a process that is shared by Canada and the United States.

The first step in the process is represented by a red circle in the top half (Canada) and on the left side of the infographic. The text in this circle states "Canada exports merchandise to US importer."

A red arrow points directly down from the first red circle to a blue circle in the lower half (United States) of the infographic. The blue circle represents the second step in the process and states "US importer reports imported merchandise to United States Customs and Border Protection (US CBP)."

A blue arrow points from the first blue circle to the second blue circle to its right. The second blue circle represents the third step in the process and states "US CBP transfers import data to the United States Census Bureau (USCB)."

A blue arrow points from this second blue circle to a third blue circle to its right. This circle represents the fourth step in the process and states "USCB compiles and validates import data from Canada."

A blue arrow points from this third blue circle to a fourth blue circle to its right, representing the fifth step in the process. The text in the fourth blue circle states "USCB transmits data for imports from Canada to StatCan."

Five blue arrows point from the fourth blue circle directly up to a red circle in the top half (Canada) of the infographic. The five blue arrows represent the five data files that are transmitted from the USCB to StatCan per month. The text beside the five arrows states "Transmission of 5 data files per month."

The five blue arrows point to a red circle that represents the sixth step in the process. The text in this circle states "StatCan receives data for Canada's exports to the US from USCB."

A red arrow points from this red circle to a third red circle to its right. This circle represents the seventh step in the process and states "StatCan validates export data with help from USCB."

A red arrow points directly down from the third red circle to a grey circle in the centre of the infographic. The grey circle represents the final step in the data transfer process and the text in the circle states "StatCan and USCB publish trade data simultaneously."

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