Simplifying the entire border crossing process for low-risk, pre-approved companies.
With more than $400 billion in goods crossing the border every year, finding innovative ways to identify and efficiently processlow-riskgoods is vital to Canada's prosperity and economic competitiveness.
Pre-approvalcommercial programs, such as the Customs Self Assessment (CSA) program, are examples of how the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is working with the trade community to processlow-riskgoods more quickly and efficiently.
The CSA program is designed forlow-risk,pre-approvedimporters, carriers and registered drivers. To take advantage of the program,CSA-approvedimporters and carriers must use a registered driver to carryCSA-eligiblegoods into Canada in the highway mode.
The CSA program simplifies many of the import border requirements so thatlow-riskshipments can be processed more quickly and efficiently at the border, saving businesses time and money.
It also allows the CBSA to better focus its resources on identifyinghigh-riskshipments that pose a potential threat to the health, safety or economicwell-beingof Canadians.