FAST Notices for Trusted Trader Programs
Customs Notice 19-23

Ottawa,

1. The purpose of this Notice is to advise that on , the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) amended the eligibility criteria for Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Membership.

2. Under the expansion of the FAST Membership criteria, the CBSA will extend FAST lane eligibility to highway carriers and importers who are sole members of the Partners in Protection (PIP) program, rather than requiring them to also be members of the Customs Self Assessment (CSA) program.

3. The enhancement introduces two new notices that are generated pre-arrival to advise a carrier that a shipment is eligible or ineligible to use the FAST lane at the reporting port of entry.

4. The scope of the enhancement applies to highway shipments only at the following participating (eligible) ports:

5. The following criteria is used to determine if a carrier receives a FLE or FLI notice:

6. For general enquiries within Canada, call the Border Information Service at 1-800-461-9999. From outside Canada call 204-983-3500 or 506-636-5064 to which long distance charges will apply. Agents are available Monday to Friday (08:00 – 16:00 local time / except statutory holidays). TTY is also available within Canada: 1-866-335-3237.

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