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Improvements to CFIA AIRS and ASISST tools

As part of ongoing efforts to improve client service, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is making improvements to the systems and tools used by importers and brokers during the import declaration process.

For instance, as of January 19th, 2020, the CFIA will be updating web links to the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) and the Automated Shipment Inspection Status Search Tool (ASISST).

As of January 19th, 2020, please use the following links to access:

Importers and brokers using an unsupported web browser and/or outdated version may experience issues accessing the site.

Why is this happening now?

CFIA follows security standards that are set out in Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat policy.

If you experience technical difficulties, or to share any comments, please contact the National Import Service Centre.


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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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