CA/US Borders Still Remain Open To Trade, Commerce And Essential Traffic | Q&A

Today, we thought we would share with you some of the questions that we've had come in from our importing clients.

Q: Are Borders Closed For Commercial Traffic?

A: All borders do still remain open to commercial carriers and commercial importers. Commercial carriers are registered with Canada customs and commercial importers are known importers with Canada Customs, and registered with a business number.

Q: Is There Any Affect On Hand-Carried Goods?

If you are already outside of Canada and are returning back to Canada with your hand-carried commercial or personal goods, Canada Customs will process your return to Canada.

For more information please contact us or visit our YouTube channel.

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Cherie Storms
CCS , CTCS, CBSA Professional Designate

Cherie Storms is the Operations Manager with Pacific Customs Brokers, Canada with over 15 years in international trade operations and regulatory experience. Since she joined the company in 2007 she has become an Executive Board Member for the Canadian Customs Brokers Society, BC Region, and was invited to speak at the Women in Transportation Annual General Meeting in 2010 regarding her experience with running the international logistics efforts of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Cherie is also a member of CSCB's National Commercial Operations and eManifest Committee. In September of 2018, Cherie became a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers. Cherie has spoken at many seminars on the importance of trade compliance and is currently enrolled in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Business Management Program with the goal of becoming an international trade lawyer.

While we strive for accuracy in all our communications, as the Importer of Record it is incumbent upon your company to ensure that you are aware of the requirements under the new regulations so that you maintain compliance as always.