Customs Self Assessment Program


CSA-approved importers and carriers must use a registered driver to carry CSA-eligible goods into Canada.

Become a CDRP- or FAST-approved Driver

Commercial drivers can be approved under the Commercial Driver Registration Program (CDRP) or the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program. Both programs have a rigorous pre-screening process.

  • Apply to the CDRP
    A program that streamlines the customs clearance process at the Canadian border.
  • Apply to FAST
    Provides dedicated lanes to members, where available, in Canada and the United States, as well as accelerated customs and immigration processing.

As a CDRP- or FAST-approved Driver

Using the FAST lane

The FAST lane may be used if all of the following conditions are met:

  • the importer is FAST-approved;
  • the carrier is FAST-approved;
  • all goods on-board are CSA-eligible goods; and
  • the driver is CDRP- or FAST-approved.

Drivers can use the FAST lane when returning to Canada as long as the following applies:

  • there are no goods on board;
  • the driver is CDRP- or FAST-approved; and
  • the carrier is FAST-approved.
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