CBSA - Notices and Memos

CN 17-18, Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Program

June 7, 2017

1. The purpose of this notice is to provide information on a risk-based alternative approach for clearing commercial cargo and conveyances, in the marine mode, for specific vessels destined to the Arctic. The Arctic Shipping Electronic Commercial Clearances Program (ASECC) is a pilot program now in its third year underway for the 2017 Arctic shipping season.

D11-4-2, Proof of Origin of Imported Goods

June 7, 2017

This memorandum provides information regarding the proof of origin requirements for imported goods.

This memorandum has been revised to reflect the implementation of the Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement (CPAFTA). Changes have been made to provide policy and procedural information related to the administration of this free trade agreement.

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

CN 17-16, Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Burnaby, BC)

May 29, 2017

1. The purpose of this notice is to advise that:
    (a) effective May 12, 2017 the company located at 7867 Express Street, Burnaby, BC has surrendered their “BW” type highway sufferance warehouse licence.
    (b) the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has decided not to advertise for a new highway sufferance warehouse at this port.

CN 17-17, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)’s Import Restrictions on Salamanders

May 29, 2017

1. To prevent the introduction of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) into Canada’s ecosystems and to protect native species of salamanders, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is implementing import restrictions on all species of salamanders entering Canada for a one year period.

2. Effective May 31st, 2017, salamanders are prohibited from entering Canada unless accompanied by a permit to import injurious wildlife issued by ECCC.

Customs Notice 17-15, Changes to the Implementation Timeline for Electronic House Bills

May 24, 2017

Ottawa, May 23, 2017

1. This notice provides new information regarding the eManifest implementation timeline for freight forwarders to electronically transmit advance house bill data on consolidated freight to the CBSA within the prescribed mode-specific time frames. This notice replaces Customs Notice CN16-28 Updated-Mandatory Date for Electronic House Bills.

D2-3-6, Non-commercial Provincial Tax Collection Programs

May 17, 2017

This memorandum provides general information for administering agreements between the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and provincial authorities. The CBSA has agreed to collect provincial taxes for certain provinces on non-commercial goods imported through various means, specifically by travellers. As well, this memorandum contains information about the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) agreements, between the Minister of Finance for Canada and the participating provinces, for collecting the HST on non-commercial importations by travellers.

CN 17-14, House Bill Requirements for Consolidated Air Shipments Arriving on a Highway Conveyance - Flying Trucks

May 11, 2017

1. Air cargo arriving in Canada on a highway conveyance and documented on an air waybill (commonly known as a flying truck) is currently exempt from pre-arrival electronic cargo reporting requirements under Section 18(3)(c) of the Reporting of Imported Goods Regulations. Pre-arrival electronic highway conveyance transmissions are required for these types of shipments.

2. When air cargo is consolidated and arriving in Canada on a highway conveyance, the freight forwarder has two options to report the individual consolidated shipments:

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