OTTAWA, ON — So it begins. The North American Free Trade Agreement that governs every load of freight crossing the Canada-U.S. border is now formally being renegotiated. In the midst of talk about tariffs and taxes, however, regulators are also looking for ways to streamline the crossings themselves.
FORT ERIE, ON – Border crossings in Fort Erie, Ontario could become a little faster for selected carriers.
The Canada Border Services Agency has installed a dedicated lane and inspection booth at the international Peace Bridge for those that participate in the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program. That builds on similar lanes in Windsor and Sarnia, Ontario, as well as the Pacific Highway crossing in British Columbia.
Trucks can use FAST lanes when the driver is a member of FAST or Commercial Driver Registration programs; the carrier and importer are approved under Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) and Partners in Protection (PIP); and all cargo includes CSA-eligible goods from the U.S. or Mexico.
TORONTO, ON – In a speech to the Canadian-American Border Trade Alliance this week, Canadian Trucking Alliance CEO David Bradley offered what he calls the “five pillars of an ideal future” to help the border run smoother.
WINNIPEG — While an inborn love of hockey and double-doubles might be considered distinctively Canadian, wearing the home team’s jersey and having a Tim Horton’s coffee in the cup holder of your cab won’t be enough for U.S. border guards in just a few weeks.