Free and Secure Trade

Notice: Coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols

All FAST interviews scheduled between March 19 and May 1, 2020, are postponed. Please log into your Trusted Traveller Program (TTP) System online account to reschedule your appointment. Interviews scheduled after May 1, 2020, may also be postponed, and the situation will be continually assessed. We acknowledge that this may be an inconvenience for some, however ensuring the safety of our staff and clients is a priority. Your understanding during this difficult time is appreciated. Please visit CBSA’s website regularly as the situation continues to evolve. FAST members who submitted an application for membership renewal prior to the expiry date on the card will maintain their membership and remain in active status for 18 months beyond the expiry date, and will be allowed to access FAST designated lanes.

The Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program is a commercial clearance program designed to ensure safety and security while expediting legitimate trade across the Canada-United States (U.S.) border.

Benefits

  • Dedicated lanes (where available) for faster and more efficient border clearance;
  • Reduces delivery times and landed costs of imports;
  • Minimal documentation required to clear the border;
  • Increases certainty at the border, resulting in fewer delays;
  • If you are a citizen of Canada or the U.S., you can use your FAST membership card as proof of identity and a document that denotes citizenship when entering Canada in all highway lanes, including regular, non-dedicated lanes, as well as by water.

Locations

Dedicated FAST lanes are located at:

  • Sarnia, ON / Port Huron, MI
  • Pacific Highway, BC / Blaine, WA
  • Fort Erie, ON
  • Emerson, MB
  • Windsor, ON / Detroit, MI (PIP only are not accepted at this lane at this time)

Validity and cost

The FAST membership card for drivers is valid for five years. Members must continue to meet all the terms and conditions of the program and comply with all applicable laws and regulations

The non-refundable FAST processing fee for drivers is US$50. There is no fee for FAST carriers or importers.

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