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Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) Perspectives on Cross Border Issues

Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) Perspectives on Cross Border Issues

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  1. Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) Perspectives on Cross Border Issues TBWG, Nov. 2, 2011 Niagara Falls, ON Senior VP Stephen Laskowski

  2. Issues • Mutual Recognition of Trusted Trader Programs • Residues • In-Transit Shipments • Repositioning of Empty Foreign Trailers • Border Infrastructure & Technology Investment/Coordination

  3. Mutual Recognition of Trusted Trader Programs • C-TPAT & PIP requires companies to complete and submit a security profile assessment of facilities, processes and people. • Despite requesting identical information two separate application processes: Why? • Single web based program on its way? Beyond Borders perhaps. • Mutual recognition • Natural justice and US process regarding C-TPAT

  4. Residues • Initial notice August 2008 --- enforcement date of the summer of 2011; Delayed for further consultation with industry until 2012 • All cargo residues to be manifested and have an entry prior to entering the US --- health and safety of CBP officers. • Measuring such residue is extremely onerous --- cost is also about an additional $3000 per week for small carrier making 35 trips a week. • Options: (i) CBP delay until ACE is prepared to accept electronically (ii) Transit cargo residues with a description (iii) Exempt trusted traders

  5. In-Transit Shipments • Goods moving “in-transit” are domestic shipments that temporarily transit through a foreign country. Moves are planned to save miles/fuel/cost/emissions. • In 2005, as a result of electronic manifest (ACE) this move was treated as international requiring full customs documentation --- impossible for LTL shipments and highly improbable for truckload unless customers willing to co-operate. • CBSA & ACI --- which way do we harmonize?

  6. Repositioning of Empty Foreign Trailers • CTA and American Trucking Associations (ATA) are seeking a revised interpretation of current US and Canadian immigration rules to allow a foreign driver to reposition an empty foreign trailer that is in service as part of the international flow of commerce, regardless of whether the driver arrived or will depart with the same trailer. • The current interpretation of the rules is inconsistent with present day logistics practices, promotes inefficiency, and impairs reliability and predictability in the supply chain.

  7. Border Infrastructure & Technology Investment/Coordination • For both countries to continue to invest and co-operate security and processing technology to ensure both secure and efficient commerce --- RFID readers, transponders. • Continue to invest in physical infrastructure leading to international crossings, PIL, and crossing itself. • Better understanding of the joint-importance of this investment to states, provinces in northern regions. • Better understanding of how truck weights and dimensions can assist in maximizing this regional investment.