The following notice is from CBSA and concerns electronic cargo reporting via Advance Commercial Information (ACI).

The purpose of this customs notice is to notify industry that Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) will further extend the grace period for Advance Commercial Information (ACI) notification requirements for US-loaded FROB cargo until September 30, 2010.

During this time, carriers will not be required to provide cargo information on US-loaded FROB. Marine carriers who are able to report US-loaded FROB cargo are encouraged to do so.

The reporting requirement for U.S. loaded FROB cargo are being reviewed based on the consultations that have taken place with our external clients. All the information and feedback received during these discussions is being analyzed. The CBSA will render a final decision once the analysis is complete.

It is important to note that the CBSA reserves the right to enforce the requirement prior to the end of the grace period. In this case, industry would be given a minimum of 90 days advance notice.

Please direct any questions concerning this notice to your Client Representative.