In June 2013, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that carriers calling at Canadian ports will require a new carrier code to participate in its electronic system for advising cargo information on incoming voyages before arrival.
The Advanced Commercial Information program (ACI) is mandatory for all commercial carriers transporting goods into Canada. The carrier code is a unique four digit code that enables the CBSA to identify an individual carrier.
The previous carrier codes were to expire on the 15th July 2013, and all carriers required to have a new code to identify them to the CBSA.
We have since learned that the original deadline for compliance was extended to the 30th January 2014 in the CBSA’s Customs Notice 13-020.
Members are strongly recommended to obtain a new carrier code to permit them to use the ACI system after this new deadline.
More extensive information is published in the Club’s previous article which can be found via this link
and also the CBSA website.
Members who have any difficulties completing the procedures should contact either Kevin King at our office in New Jersey, or the Club’s correspondent in Montreal, Canada (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP)