CBSA - Notices and Memos

CN 17-13, Notification of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Hearing on Assisted Opening Knives

May 10, 2017

1. This Notice is to advise interested parties that the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) has scheduled a hearing to consider whether two particular assisted opening knives are prohibited weapons.

2. The case relates to knives which have two thumb studs on the blade, independent of the handle, which engage an internal torsion mechanism (i.e. assisted opening) to open the knife blade. Following the hearing, the CITT will decide whether these knives are prohibited which might impact future importation of such goods.

D23-2-1, CSA Program for Carriers; D23-3-1, CSA Program for Importers

May 5, 2017

Members are advised that the CBSA has updated the D-memoranda regarding the Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) Program for Carriers and Importers. CSCB participated in the review process through the BCCC Trusted Trader sub-committee.

Memorandum D3-1-7 has been replaced with D23-2-1, Customs Self-Assessment Program for Carriers:

D2-5-1, Charter Access to Airports

May 2, 2017

This memorandum outlines the Canada Border Services Agency guidelines and conditions under which airlines or owners of commercial aircraft may operate international charter service, including transborder service for remuneration or hire into authorized airports of entry.

This memorandum has been updated as a result of a technical review.

This memorandum is available in its entirety on the CBSA website.

D3-1-1, Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods

May 1, 2017

This memorandum has been revised to denote the following changes:
(a) Provide definitions for Advance Commercial Information, Carrier, Conveyance, Electronic Data Interchange, eManifest, First Port of Arrival, and Freight Forwarder.
(b) Updates with regards to presenting paper cargo.
(c) Clarification of a re-manifest statement in paragraph 71.

D3-6-6, Rail Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements

May 1, 2017

This memorandum has been revised to:

(a) Update definitions of Advance Commercial Information, Conveyance Arrival Certification Message, Carrier, ECCRD, Port of Report, Other Government Department, and Warehouse Arrival Certification Message;
(b) Include Policy information and definitions with regards to Railway rolling stock;
(c) Update references to the outage contingency plan;
(d) Update information on presentation of form BSF673 for post arrival amendments.

D10-14-69, Administrative Policy – Interpretation of the Term “For Processing” as found in the Chapters 1 to 21 and Tariff Item 9907.00.00.

April 26, 2017

This memorandum outlines and explains the interpretation of the term “for processing”, as they appear in Chapters 1 to 21 and tariff item 9907.00.00 of the Customs Tariff. This memorandum replaces D10-14-2, Administrative Policy – Tariff Interpretation of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Processing.

CN 17-12, The use of G/I indicators on F-type Form B3, Canada Customs Coding Form

April 11, 2017

1. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be updating the provision of Memorandum D17-1-10Coding of Customs Accounting Documents, Appendix J which currently states that field 6 of the Form B3Canada Customs Coding Form is to be left blank on the F-type Form B3 when consolidated by importer.


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