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Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods

D3-1-1, Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods

In Brief

This memorandum has been revised to:
(a) Reflect additions and updates to the Definitions section
(b) Clarify liabilities for carriers under Carrier Requirements section; removing Customs Notice 17-26
(c) Remove form A30, Diversion Notice, from Appendix E
(d) Include updated information on the fillable format of form A8A(B), In Bond – Cargo Control Document
(e) Add bond information and amounts for each mode of transportation
(f) Add information on direct delivery of consolidated shipments
(g) Add information on goods found astray (misrouted), non-resident importer, Carnets and other temporary imports, “to order” shipments, moving company and personal effects, entered to arrive and value included shipments, ships stores, and duty free stores
(h) Clarify corrections to cargo control documents

This memorandum outlines and explains general Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requirements and administrative policies regarding the reporting and transportation of goods being imported into and moving in-transit, through Canada by all modes of transport.

This memorandum does not outline the policies and procedures for reporting goods under the Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) Program or goods being exported from Canada. For information regarding the CSA Program policies, guidelines and procedures, refer to Memorandum D23-2-1, Customs Self-Assessment Program for Carriers.  For information about the reporting and transportation of goods being exported from Canada, refer to Memorandum D3-1-8, Cargo – Export Movements.

This memorandum is available in it’s entirety on the CBSA website.