Release on Minimum Documentation (RMD)

Canada Customs

A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) import shipment release program where importers and brokers can post an approved amount of security (cash or bond) with the CBSA, fast-track the release of shipments and account for and pay duty and other charges after release.

RMD release times for various methods of document delivery are:

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) 45 minutes
  • EDI Machine Release 5 minutes
  • Paper 2 hours

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