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Partners in Protection program

From: Canada Border Services Agency

Partners in Protection (PIP) is a voluntary program with no membership fee where businesses and the CBSA work together to enhance border and trade chain security.

As a member, you will receive benefits that will expedite cross border clearance.

When you join, the CBSA will:

  • assess your business's supply chain security
  • guide you through the process of adding security measures, if needed

We can help keep you up to date with the latest security technology and save your company time at the border.


Here are a few of the benefits of becoming a PIP member:

  • Expedited border clearances by using designated Free and Secure Trade (FAST) lanes
  • Lower examination rate at the border
  • Status as a Trusted Trader in Canada and in other countries under the CBSA's growing list of mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs)

For a full list of program benefits, please visit What this program offers.

Program eligibility

There is a specific list of requirements you must meet to be eligible to apply to the PIP program. For the full list of requirements, please visit Who can apply.

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