PIP Transition Underway
Partners in Protection (PIP) is a program of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that enlists the cooperation of private industry in efforts to enhance border and supply chain security, combat organized crime and terrorism, and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling.
The PIP program, which is available to companies directly involved in cross-border trade (including importers, carriers, custom brokers and warehouse operators), is voluntary and free.
New Customs Notices
CN08-003 Release of Canadian Automated Export Declaration 2008
D8-1-2 International Events and Convention Services Program (IECSP)
(a) Effective January 1, 2008, the rate of the GST and the federal component of the HST was reduced from 6% to 5%. The provincial component of the HST remains at 8%.
(b) For more information on the GST/HST rate reduction, call 1-866-959-7797. This toll-free hotline service is available from 8:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (local time), Monday to Friday.
D3-1-7 Customs Self Assessment Program for CarriersMemorandum D3-1-7 has been written to provide regulatory and procedural information about the Customs Self Assessment (CSA) Program for Carriers.It reflects amendments made to the Accounting of Imported Goods and Payment of Duties Regulations, Reporting of Imported Goods Regulations and Transportation of Goods Regulations explaining the requirements for the CSA program.
CN07-031 United States Proof of Export Requirement for Imported Motor Vehicles
CN08-001 Changes and Updates Made to Form D120 - Customs Bond
This notice is to explain revisions made to Form D120, Customs Bond, a multi-purpose bond used by to provide security for a variety of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) programs.
Customs 10+2 Proposal
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has published on January 2, 2008 a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring importers and carriers to electronically submit additional information on cargo before it is brought into the United States by vessel. The Security Filing, also known as "10+2", is another step in the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) strategy to better assess and identify high-risk shipments to prevent terrorist weapons and materials from entering the United States.
"The Security Filing will improve CBP's ability to target high-risk cargo by identifying actual cargo movements and improving the accuracy of cargo descriptions," said CBP Commissioner W. Ralph Basham, "will also improve our ability to facilitate lawful international trade by identifying low-risk shipments much earlier in the supply chain."