Fumigant Service Standard

The Fumigant (Ventilation) Service Standard will ensure marine containers do not remain within the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) fumigant (ventilation) process for extended periods of time. The Service Standard will be utilized for containers located at marine container examination facilities in Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax only.

Fumigant testing identifies chemical levels contained within marine containers prior to the execution of an in-depth examination. Chemical levels found to be above acceptable limits require the container to be ventilated in order to reduce elevated chemicals levels prior to the examination. This service standard will encompass the time a container is placed in ventilation until the container is removed from ventilation and awaiting an examination.

The service standard will not include weekends, statutory holidays, or the initial testing of the container, container movements, and examination times.

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