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 (CA & US), CTCS, CBSA Prof. Designate

Cherie Storms is the Canadian Operations Manager with PCB Customs Brokers, with over 18 years in international trade operations and regulatory experience. Since joining the company in 2007, she has become an Executive Board Member for the Canadian Customs Brokers Society, BC Region, and spoke at the Women in Transportation Annual General Meeting in 2010 regarding her experience running international logistics for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Cherie is a member of CSCB's National Commercial Operations and eManifest Committee and sits on the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers' Board of Directors. In 2020, Cherie received the Emerging Leader award in the annual Surrey Board of Trade, Surrey Women in Business Awards. In her off time, Cherie is a motorsports driver for the Shift Up Now racing team, SCCA and CACC Women on Track Leader, racing tracks in Daytona and Indianapolis. With multiple championships, Cherie is a leader in the Jr Ambassador Program, encouraging young girls to excel in motorsports. Cherie has spoken at many seminars on the importance of trade compliance. She is currently enrolled in the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Business Management Program to become 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.