CBSA Confirms Transition to Single-Window Requirements on April 1, 2020

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has published a notice confirming its intent to decommission certain legacy electronic cargo release options in favor of those required under its Single-Window Initiative (SWI) program. Effective April 1, 2020, Canadian imports regulated or co-regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Transport Canada (TC) or Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)…

CBSA Trade Compliance Verification Priorities List for 2020

As in past years, the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) released a list of Trade Compliance Verification Priorities. These are the commodities that the CBSA will be focusing on for audit purposes in 2020. Although the CBSA audits a wide variety of products above and beyond this listing, importers of these specific commodities should be…

CFIA Processing Delays at the Canadian Border

Please note that there are release delays at the Canadian border due to processing times. The delays affect shipments or items that are subject to clear through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), with delays in some cases of up to 24 hours. This delay could impact importers monetarily, as carriers could possibly charge waiting…