New Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Requirements
Freight forwarders are required by CBSA to prepare and electronically transmit the required house bill, house bill close message and/or supplementary cargo data within the timeframes specified.
House bills are required for all consolidated import, and in-transit shipments. Supplementary cargo data is required for consolidated Freight Remaining On Board (FROB) shipments in the air and marine modes.
As per Customs Notice 20-28, a six-month period of informed compliance is in effect and penalties will begin June 2021. For more information, refer to CBSA Freight Forwarder Pre-Arrival and Reporting Requirements Memorandum D3-3-1.
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GeTS global platform is also an easy-to-use web portal with comprehensive data validation that prompts you of any issues so users can correct any data errors before submission. If at any time you get rejections from the CBSA, you will be notified via email alerts and you can easily track the status on our mobile app to take timely action.
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Freight forwarders who are required to transmit pre-arrival house bill, house bill close message or supplementary cargo data to the CBSA must hold a valid CBSA issued carrier code.
GeTS offers full consultation and guidance to prepare your company to register with the CBSA including carrier code application, obtaining Customs bond, ACI registration and full onboarding on all necessary requirements.
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