CBSA and CBP Provide Joint Updated Emergency Protocols in Response to Flood Situation in BC

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have provided updated emergency protocols in response to the flood situation in B.C. including the expectation these work-around measures will be in place for the duration of the infrastructure delays or until January 8, 2022 and will be re-evaluated once commercial traffic normalizes or resumes operationally.

The notice also includes the addition of Abbotsford-Huntingdon B.C / Sumas, Washington port of entry to the in-transit list, in addition to the original six ports of entry announced at the beginning of the temporary program.

The updated details from both agencies are available in EN and FR here: CBSA-CBP JOINT UPDATED EMERGENCY PROTOCOLS_public

CTA would like to thank the CBSA and CBP for their efforts in continuing to adapt their procedures and assisting trucking companies to clarify processes and ensure goods movement into B.C. remains as seamless as possible as this situation continues to evolve.

The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) will be hosting an online webinar for carriers on Monday, December 13th from 9-11am PST, which will include representatives from various government organizations who will present what is required for Canadian carriers to transport in the U.S.

As these protocols continue to be put into practice, members are encouraged to reach out to operations_safety@cantruck.ca for any feedback on how these processes could be further adapted or improved moving forward.

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