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ACI turnaround option extended until Dec. 31

August 30, 2017 by elizabeth

OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is extending the turnaround option for drivers that arrive at the border without their advance commercial information (ACI) form until the end of the year.
Recurring delays and outages at the border caused CBSA to make the exception on a 90-day basis back in May. Outages have continued, resulting in the policy being extended until Dec. 31, 2017.

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June delays at border caused by leaky A/C

August 18, 2017 by elizabeth

OTTAWA, ON – An outage of the Canadian Automated Export Declaration (CAED) system in June, caused delays at the border for some trucks over a 30-hour period.
The Statistics Canada outage that affected the CAED, was caused by a leaking air conditioner the CBC is reporting. According to the news outlet, repairs incorrectly done led to an escalating set of circumstances that triggered the second major outage of the year for the statistics bureau.

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Commercial vehicles are top priority: Goodale

July 26, 2017 by elizabeth

OTTAWA, ON. – The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ralph Goodale, says the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has made improvements to facilitate the movement of commercial vehicles its top priority.

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Temporary fix to avoid ACI penalties

May 29, 2017 by John Smith

OTTAWA, ON — Trucks that arrive at the Canada-U.S. border without Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) will for a 90-day period be allowed to turn around without incurring Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPS), Canada Border Services Agency has announced.

eManifest requirements have been mandatory for highway carriers since January 11, 2016, and carriers still have to transmit cargo and conveyance data electronically before arriving at the border.

It’s good news for the Canadian Trucking Alliance. The group has recently been citing recurring delays and system outages, and for several months been working with the agency to solve issues surrounding the AMPS linked to ACI reporting requirements.

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U.S. in-transit shipments are almost back

May 2, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency is moving forward on a pilot program aiming to simplify Canadian shipments in-transit through the United States. That is, loads originating in Canada and ending in Canada but travelling via the U.S. en route.

In fact, CBP’s In-Transit Manifest Pilot Program will work to restore the once common in-transit practice that was curtailed by post-9/11 changes to U.S. border security procedures. Nine Canadian carriers involved in the program will be able to use a limited set of data when crossing the border, easing the administrative burden significantly.

According to a notice published in the U.S. Federal Register yesterday, “Test participants will submit electronically an in-transit manifest with a relaxed validation for the value data element and they will not have to provide the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number.”

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One in Five High-Risk Exports Never Inspected at Border

February 5, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

OTTAWA, ON – A new report from Canada’s Auditor General has found that one in five high-risk shipments flagged by the Canada Border Services Agency is never inspected.

OTTAWA, ON – A new report from Canada’s Auditor General has found that one in five high-risk shipments flagged by the Canada Border Services Agency is never inspected.

Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s report notes that exports are vital to Canada’s economy and prosperity, but issues such as CBSA staffing deficiencies and coverage during vacations and sick leaves are threatening border security.

Ferguson found that CBSA also relies on export declarations as a key method for identifying high-risk shipments, but that the agency is often not able to review all declarations. Further complicating the issue is that some exports are exempt from the requirement to be declared to the agency, such as shipments under $2,000, and the agency has limited authority to examine undeclared exports.

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Pre-Inspection Pilot Program Kicks off in Surrey

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SURREY, B.C. – The first phase in a joint cross-border pre-inspection program for truck cargo is already underway on the west coast.

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Drug detection training lacking at border

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR, Ont. — A trucker was convicted recently for smuggling cocaine across the border, despite some confusion in the way Canada Border Services Agency officers kept track of the seized items.

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BCTA lobbies to keep border crossing open to trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALDERGROVE, B.C. — If Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has its way, no more trucks will cross into the U.S. at Aldergrove, B.C.

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Con-Way pilots cross border manifest system

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WATERLOO, Ont. — Con-Way Freight is one of the carriers putting new software to use in preparation for the upcoming mandatory Advanced Commercial Information (ACI) Truck e-Manifest system.

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B.C. truckers keep border crossing

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ALDERGROVE, B.C. — Chalk a victory up for B.C. truckers.

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New Border Regs Edging Closer to Truck Carriers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA, ON – The Canada Border Services Agency’s eManifest requirements under the Advanced Commercial Information program was pre-published last weekend in the Canada Gazette, Part I.