Updated CBSA policy respecting the importation and transportation of goods (Sealing Requirements)

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently announced changes to the CBSA’s sealing requirements for conveyances and containers that have been authorized to move inland to a sufferance warehouse.

Customs Notice 14-009 advises of changes to the sealing of conveyances and containers are only required for the following specific CBSA circumstances:

  • Carriers who must meet sealing requirements as participants of the CBSA’s trusted trader programs;
  • Cargo that is prohibited controlled or regulated by any Act of Parliament;
  • Intransit movements to point of final expor and
  • Movement of conveyances and containers from the First Point of Arrival (FPOA) to a CBSA examination location.

Bonded carriers will be allowed to move unsealed cargo between inland sufferance warehouses. These changes do not negate the industry’s obligation to fulfill any legislative or regulatory program requirements of other government departments that pertain to the sealing of conveyances and containers.

CN14-009: Changes to the CBSA Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods (Sealing Requirements) can be viewed.

Please contact your Livingston account representative should you have any questions.