Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Program - Fast Program
Canada and the United States (U.S.) have agreed to align, to the maximum extent possible, their customs commercial programs along their shared border. This agreement marks the creation of the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program, which is the result of a shared objective to enhance the security and safety of Canadians and Americans, while enhancing the economic prosperity of both countries.
The Customs Self Assessment Program (CSA) - CSA Main Page - Info
As part of the Customs Action Plan, the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) is introducing the Customs Self Assessment (CSA) program, a progressive trade option for clients who invest in compliance.
Based on the principles of risk management and partnership, the CSA program will be of mutual benefit to the importing community and the CCRA.
Clients will have the opportunity to significantly reduce the costs of compliance while enhancing their ability to comply with customs requirements.
The CCRA will have the opportunity to better align its resources with trade of higher or unknown risk.
Advance Commercial Information (ACI) - ACI – Information page
The Advance Commercial Information (ACI) initiative, a major part of the Customs Action Plan, introduces more effective risk management processes and tools to identify threats to our health, safety, and security prior to the arrival of cargo and conveyances in Canada.
In support of these enhanced risk assessment processes, the CBSA is requiring key data to be transmitted electronically before goods and conveyances arrive in the country. This data will be processed through a sophisticated targeting tool to detect high-risk shipments. At the same time, legitimate low-risk shipments will be cleared more quickly
Partners in Protection (PIP) - PIP Main Page - Info
Partners in Protection (PIP) is designed to enlist the co-operation of private industry in efforts to enhance border security, combat organized crime and terrorism, increase awareness of customs compliance issues, and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling.