Customs Self Assessment (CSA) Program

(Canada Customs) A Canada Border Services Agency (CSRA) certification program that gives approved importers the benefits of a streamlined accounting and payment process for all imported goods. This ends the need for importers to maintain separate and costly customs processes, allowing them to use their own business systems to fully self assess and meet their customs obligations.
The CSA program also gives approved importers, approved carriers, and registered drivers the benefits of a streamlined clearance option for CSA eligible goods. The streamlined clearance process ends the need for transactional transmissions of data related to eligible goods. This allows for the clearance of goods based on the identification of the approved importer, approved carrier, and registered driver.
To qualify for CSA-expedited shipping, the carrier, driver and Canadian importer all must be CSA-certified. The CSA program will allow the importer to submit payments once a month compared to numerous single transactions. All entities in the clearance process, i.e. importer, carrier, driver, must be accepted into the program and be approved in order to participate. For complete information, go to: www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/csa-pad/menu-eng.html.

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