Saturday, September 18, 2010

Customs Notice 10-015: United States Loaded Freight Remaining On Board (FROB) Cargo


1. Pursuant to Customs Notice 10-007, the purpose of this customs notice is to notify industry that the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has reached a final resolution with regard to the grace period for Advance Commercial Information (ACI) transmission requirements for US-loaded FROB cargo. Based on a thorough analytical review of all information acquired, the following determinations are issued:

(a) The exemption for ACI notification of US-loaded FROB cargo is extended until December 31, 2010.

(b) Effective January 1, 2011, the CBSA will require ACI transmissions for US-loaded FROB cargo as per CBSA current policy.

2. Until the implementation date, marine carriers are encouraged to transit US-loaded FROB cargo information to the CBSA in order to achieve full compliance upon the full implementation date.

3. During the interim period, the CBSA will be in a position to provide guidance and assist its clients in meeting the ACI obligations related to US-loaded FROB set forth by this customs notice.

4. Please direct any questions concerning this notice to:

Helene Porter
Manager, Commercial Unit
Advance Information and Programs Division
Pre-Border Programs Directorate, Programs Branch
Canada Border Services Agency

E-mail:, Telephone: 905-308-8556