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…

CBSA Updates Single Window Initiative (SWI) Roll-out Plan

Canada’s Border Services Agency (CBSA) has provided additional guidance to the trade community on the roll-out of its Single Window Initiative (SWI) and related Integrated Import Declaration (IID) transactions. For shipments regulated under legacy Other Government Departments (OGD), CBSA previously indicated it would discontinue the use of legacy cargo release transmission options in favour of…

AMPs: Update

Further to a scathing report issued by the Auditor General and in order to increase importers’ compliance levels, the CBSA has seen fit to increase penalties under its Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) regime on 22 current contraventions. Customs Notice 19-05, which provides additional information on these changes to AMPs can be found here.  For most…