A new notice has been issued on July 5, 2018, in order to alert importers and customs brokers of upcoming changes in the time frames for the release of commercial goods.
The Mode Specific Time Frames set out in Memorandum D17-1-4 Release of Commercial Goods, Appendix B will no longer apply. Memorandum D17-1-4 will be updated to reflect the new time frames for the release of commercial goods.
The changes include a pre-arrival release option and a post arrival release option:
Pre-arrival release options:
Importers/brokers can submit Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) to the CBSA as early as 30 days prior to arrival, or an Integrated Importer Declaration (IID) which can be submitted up to 90 days prior to arrival.
Post-arrival release options:
Importers/brokers can submit a Release on Minimum Documentation (RMD), or an IID after the goods have arrived at their final destination (FPOA or inland sufferance warehouse).
These changes are not yet in effect.
John Reiterowski, DS Lawyers Canada, LLP
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