PARS forms need date, time info

OTTAWA, Ont. – Carriers using the Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) will have to advise Canada Customs about the date and time goods will arrive at their location, in a change that will become effective on July 30.

The move is to establish if the release requests are presented within pre-determined time frames, and to help in inspections of selected goods.

Details of the requirements are outlined in Customs Notice N-306, issued on Jan. 25.

The information should be printed within the Location of Goods field on the cargo control document, or in a clearly visible area on a form that doesn’t have such a field.

At the very least, it has to be shown on a document issued at the same time – such as the fax cover sheet generated on a PARS request. n

Shipments high

OTTAWA, Ont. – Manufacturers’ shipments climbed 1.1 per cent to $43.7 billion in January, marking the third such consecutive strong increase, according to data released by Statistics Canada. Shipments increased in 14 of the 22 major industry groups. n

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