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Trusted Trader Initiatives - Beyond the Border Action Plan Transportation Border Working Group

Trusted Trader Initiatives - Beyond the Border Action Plan Transportation Border Working Group. April 17, 2012. Beyond the Border Action Plan.

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Trusted Trader Initiatives - Beyond the Border Action Plan Transportation Border Working Group

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  1. Trusted Trader Initiatives - Beyond the Border Action Plan Transportation Border Working Group April 17, 2012

  2. Beyond the Border Action Plan • Enhance the benefits of programs that help trusted traders move efficiently across the border and introduces new measures to further facilitate movement while reducing the administrative burden for business • Tier One • Harmonize the Partners in Protection (PIP) and Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) • The opportunity to submit one application to multiple programs • Align and offer new benefits on both sides of the border • Canada will initiate a pilot to extend Free And Secure Trade (FAST) benefits to all Trusted Traders • Canada will develop an interoperable web based communication portal (similar to US portal)

  3. Beyond the Border Action Plan (cont.) • Tier Two • Align self assessment programs and offer new benefits such as expedited border and accounting processes and trade compliance privileges • Conduct a detailed comparison and review of Customs Self Assessment (CSA) and Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) programs • Canada will implement the Partners in Compliance (PIC) program and incorporate it as an enhanced benefit of the Customs Self Assessment program • CBSA and CBP will conduct joint consultations with Tier II stakeholders to identify and assess additional ways to expedite border processes • CSA and ISA programs will be expanded to include non-resident importers between Canada and the United States

  4. Beyond the Border Action Plan (cont.) • Extend access to Trusted Trader programs to include shipments that are subject to Other Government Department/Agency requirements • Canada will conduct a one-year pilot for the non-regulated processed food sector • Explore product-specific pilots aimed at lowering inspection rates for certain industry sectors • Canada (CFIA) will lead a pilot for the agri-food sector and the US will lead a pilot for the pharmaceutical sector

  5. Current FAST Program • When entering Canada the FAST lane/booth may be used if all of the following conditions are met: • The importer is both PIP and CSA (FAST) approved • The carrier is both PIP and CSA (FAST) approved • All goods on-board are eligible for CSA clearance • The driver is CDRP or FAST approved

  6. Sarnia Pilot • Blue Water Bridge – Summer 2012 • Currently, the BWB consists of a three lane span to cross into Canada • The bridge authority has the ability to control the traffic flow according to volumes • There is one truck lane, one car lane and one lane for Trusted Traders/Travellers • The electronic signs can be used to direct FAST drivers to a dedicated lane during peak hours • There are seven commercial truck lanes at the Sarnia Plaza • On average, 5 lanes are open

  7. Sarnia Pilot (cont.) • During the pilot the eligibility criteria will be amended for PIP and CSA members to use the lanes without being members of both programs • Pilot will be evaluated after six months • Although additional carriers will be eligible to use the FAST lanes/booths, shipments must be made entirely of goods from PIP and/or CSA importers

  8. Sarnia Pilot (cont.) During the pilot, two booths will be devoted to Trusted Traders, with one booth exclusively for CSA clearance • FAST – PIP or CSA Booth: • All shipments must be from CSA or PIP approved importers • Carriers must be PIP or CSA approved • Includes goods that are not eligible for CSA clearance (i.e OGD requirements) • Drivers must be FAST or CDRP approved • FAST – CSA Clearance Booth: • Carriers and Importers must be CSA approved • The driver presents the three bar-codes for a CSA clearance • Driver must be FAST or CDRP approved

  9. Sarnia Pilot (cont.)

  10. Sarnia Pilot (cont.) • Letter was sent to solicit interest from qualified carriers • Possess the ability to determine if the importers on a given shipment are members of CSA and/or PIP. • Transmitting full eManifest data (cargo and conveyance advance information) by June 2012 • Cross the Blue Water Bridge on a daily or weekly basis • 18 PIP carriers registered to be part of the pilot

  11. FAST: Pacific Highway - Blaine • Look at options for FAST which address the unique challenges of Pacific Highway Commercial Operations • Limited number of CSA/PIP Importers and Carriers • Traffic volumes • Provide tangible benefits to those who have invested in Trusted Trader Programs

  12. Next Steps • Ongoing Consultations • Finalize operational details of the Sarnia Pilot • Determine potential options for Pacific Highway - Blaine

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