Cargo Control and Sufferance Warehouse Modernization

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), through its Cargo Control and Sufferance Warehouse Modernization (CCSWM) initiative, has continued working to find solutions that will simplify existing rules and regulations and modernize the inbond movement of imported goods and the storage requirements of these goods at licensed sufferance warehouse facilities.

To date, the CBSA has provided relief of the annual $500 licensing fee required for the operation of a sufferance warehouse. The CBSA has also removed the sealing requirements for conveyances and containers that have been authorized to move inland to a sufferance warehouse in specific circumstances, as outlined in the Sealing Requirements in D3-1-1, Policy Respecting the Importation and Transportation of Goods.

Through consultations with both internal and external stakeholders, the CBSA is now proposing changes to its delivery policy requirements for consolidated, unreleased cargo that has been reported and authorized to move inland to a CW type sufferance warehouse. These proposed changes are outlined in Customs Notice 17-06.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the CCSWM initiative, contact the CBSA at:  ccswm-mcfea@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.

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