How To Guide On Single Trip Authorization Bonds

How To Guide On Single Trip Authorization Bonds

Carriers that have not posted security with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are considered non-bonded highway carriers. Generally, these carrier codes start with the number 1 or the number 7.

In most cases, a non-bonded carrier must have the shipment released at the first point of arrival (i.e. the border). However, if the non-bonded carrier cannot obtain release of the shipment at the border and chooses to bring a shipment inland for release at another CBSA office. The carrier must post a single trip authorization bond at the Canadian border or be authorized to use the carrier code of a bonded carrier. Otherwise, the non-bonded carrier may be issued a penalty.

How To Acquire A Single Trip Authorization Bond

  1. By posting security directly with CBSA using cash or a certified cheque.
  2. By working with a Customs Broker, such as Pacific Customs Brokers, who provides this service.

What Information Needs To Be Provided For A Single Trip Bond?

In order for Pacific Customs Brokers to assist you with this request, it is helpful for you or your driver to notify us in advance so the documentation can be prepared before arrival at the border. The information that you or your driver would need to provide is as follows:

  • Power of attorney with method of payment
  • Invoice for the goods being transported
  • Truck and trailer registration
  • Copy of driver’s license
  • Carrier code
  • Specify the reason for requiring the bond
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Although there are some limitations with being a non-bonded carrier, there are options available to you.

If you are interested in our single trip bond service or becoming a bonded carrier, please do not hesitate to contact our Carrier Help Desk at 855.542.6644 or via email at

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Melissa Paskaruk

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.