CBSA updates ACI for break-bulk cargo reporting

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has issued Custom Notice 15-020, informing marine carriers of a change to the exemption authorization needed for the 24 hour reporting requirement for break-bulk commercial goods prior to import notifications.

The regulatory amendments extend the beneficial time frame (24 hours before the estimated arrival at a port of arrival in Canada versus 24 hours before the goods are loaded onto the vessel at the foreign port) to all marine carriers transporting break-bulk goods. This change eliminates the need for marine carriers to complete an application and maintain an authorization with the CBSA.

Consult Customs Notice CN15-020 on CBSA’s website for details.