Importing or Exporting? What You Should Know About Customs Audits

Importers and exporters are ultimately responsible for ensuring compliance with import/export laws and regulations related to their shipments and declarations made to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA manages trade compliance on Tariff Classification, Valuation and Origin programs by performing audits either randomly or through risk-based verification priorities. Targeted goods may be carried over from previous years

Update – Leniency Period for Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA)

As of March 15, 2016, select visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). However, from March 15, 2016 until fall 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport.

Changes to Transport Canada’s Air Cargo Security (ACS) Program

As part of the ongoing improvements to the Air Cargo Security (ACS) Program, Transport Canada has amended the Canadian Aviation Security Regulations, 2012 to expand the air cargo Secure Supply Chain. The changes will allow authorized shippers to screen their own cargo for security risks at points within the supply chain and other cargo operators, such as transportation companies