CBSA Reporting Systems Issues Causing Marine Cargo Delays

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has reported systems issues, which began last week, and to- date, is not resolved.  This is impeding the timeliness of importing marine (ocean) cargo. Over the past several days, CBSA has been unable to process some ocean carrier documents as a result of issues around their national marine cargo…

Canada Waives Duties on Expanded List of Medical and Non-Medical PPE Imports

As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, there is an increase in the importation of disinfectants, sanitizers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as protective masks, hand sanitizer, and medical gowns into Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has enacted emergency measures to facilitate and expedite access to licensing and registration requirements for…

CBSA Delays Roll-out of CARM Program

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is delaying the roll-out of its CBSA Assessment & Revenue Management (CARM) program indefinitely due to the challenging trade environment resulting from the COVID-19 health emergency. The notice can be found here. CARM’s first major phase was scheduled to deploy during Summer 2021. No new dates have been provided. CBSA…

U.S. and Canadian Borders Reducing Service Hours at Some Ports of Entry

U.S. and Canadian importers, carriers and cross-border service providers should note both U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) have recently announced reduced hours of operation at some ‘secondary’ or lower volume ports of entry between the two countries. A list of ports with reduced hours of service can…

Importing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Into Canada in Response to the COVID-19 Health Emergency

As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, there is an increase in the importation of disinfectants, sanitizers and personal protective equipment (PPE) such as protective masks, hand sanitizer, and medical gowns. Health Canada has enacted emergency measures to facilitate and expedite access to licensing and registration requirements for disinfectants, hand sanitizers and personal protective equipment…

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)…