Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has removed the requirement for highway carriers to complete and present a paper cargo control document (A8A/B) for In Bond Shipments in conjunction with their electronic cargo transmission. This will take effect July 1st, 2019.
In Bond Shipments must be reported on an ACI eManifest transmitted electronically at least one hour prior to arrival at the CBSA Port of Entry. In addition to the In Bond ACI eManifest, the carrier’s driver was required to present a completed paper A8A and present it to the Border Services Officer at the Port of Entry. The completed A8A was to include the Cargo Control Number, either in bar coded format or not. This process of a paper A8A is no longer required effective July 1st, 2019, as the entire process will be electronic.
As per the CBSA Transportation of Goods Regulations, it is the driver or carrier’s responsibility to retain proof the goods were accepted into a sufferance warehouse.
Customs Notice 16-25 provides more information on proof of report.
For more information on the removal of the A8A manifest requirement please review CBSA Notice 19-11.