SURREY, B.C. — Once again, the B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) has forced Pacific Highway border crossing officials to back down on a controversial policy.
And the result of the aggressive lobbying by the BCTA and Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA), Canada Customs has agreed that secondary carriers will once again be permitted to use the Customs Carrier Code of their primary carrier.
Due to the phase out of 2ITNs at the Pacific Highway crossing in February, secondary carriers were no longer allowed to use their primary carriers codes, and that created hassles for truckers and fleets.
Meanwhile, the CTA is appealing the House of Commons Legislative Committee to scrap the Customs Self-Assessment (CSA) program and the Customs Driver Registration Program, as they are concerned the program will only benefit large automotive importers.
The BCTA supports the CTA fight, but since they expect CSA to become a reality before long, they are offering CSA courses to make their members more aware of its implications. For more information about the courses, call the BCTA at 604-888-5319.
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