CBSA - Notices and Memos

CN 17-07, Changes to the Validity Period of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card

February 3, 2017

1. The purpose of this notice is to advise that:

a) Effective January 24, 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is extending the maximum validity period of Canadian Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Cards (ABTC) from three to five years.
b) All ABTCs issued on or after January 24, 2017, will be valid for a maximum of five years.

CN 17-06, Changes to the Canada Border Services Agency Policies Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Delivery Requirements of Consolidated Cargo to Type CW Sufferance Warehouses)

February 3, 2017

1. This notice is for the attention of carriers, importers, freight forwarders and sufferance warehouse operators.

2. As part of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Cargo Control and Sufferance Warehouse Modernization (CCSWM) initiative, the CBSA has amended its delivery requirements for consolidated, unreleased cargo that has been reported and authorized to move inland to a sufferance warehouse. This policy change applies only to consolidated cargo and modifies the existing restriction that prohibits direct delivery to a Type CW sufferance warehouse.

D14-1-7, Assessment and Payment of Duties Under the Special Import Measures Act

January 20, 2017

This memorandum explains an importer’s liability for the payment of provisional, anti-dumping and countervailing duties under the Special Import Measures Act (SIMA). It also explains the procedure for posting security with respect to provisional duty as well as the exchange rate for calculations under SIMA.

CN 17-05, Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Prescott, Ontario)

January 18, 2017

1. The purpose of this notice is to advise that:
    (a) effective December 31, 2016 the company located at 2210 Parkdale Avenue, Brockville, Ontario 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 17-03, Highway Sufferance Warehouse Closure (Ottawa, Ontario)

January 11, 2017

1. The purpose of this notice is to advise that:
(a) effective January 20, 2017 the company located at 2473 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario will be surrendering their “BW” type highway sufferance warehouse licence.
(b) the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is advertising for a new highway sufferance warehouse in this area.

2. The CBSA is inviting applications for a licence to operate a public “BW” type highway sufferance warehouse under the authority of the Ottawa CBSA office.

CN 17-01, Required Timeframe for Ferry Operators and Highway Carriers to Submit Advance Commercial Information (ACI) When Transporting Commercial Goods Onboard a Ferry

January 9, 2017

1. The purpose of this customs notice is to provide clarification on the required timeframes for the submission of ACI for ferry operators and highway carriers when transporting commercial goods onboard a ferry.

2. Ferries are required to transmit pre-arrival cargo and conveyance information as well as a Conveyance Arrival Certification Message when transporting commercial goods for which the ferry conveyance operator has a contract of carriage.

CN 17-02, Clarification: Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) policy on the issuance of Risk Assessment Notices up to the Estimated Date and Time of Load (EDTL) in the marine mode

January 9, 2017

1. The purpose of this customs notice is to clarify and communicate the CBSA’s policy on the issuance of Risk Assessment Notices in the marine mode.

2. The CBSA is currently updating its marine Electronic Commerce Client Requirements Document and the Advance Commercial Information webpage to align the requirements to the information already stated in Memorandum D3-5-1, Marine Pre-load/Pre-arrival and Reporting Requirements.

CN 16-34, Import and Export of Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives

January 3, 2017

1. The purpose of this notice is to advise the trading community that Ozone-depleting Substances Regulations, 1998, administered by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), have been repealed and replaced by the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (ODSHAR), which came into force on December 29, 2016.

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