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New online tool for importers/exporters

OTTAWA, Ont. -- A new online information tool is available for transborder business, courtesy of Canadian Customs.


OTTAWA, Ont. — A new online information tool is available for transborder business, courtesy of Canadian Customs.

Automated Customs Information Service (ACIS) Online

The ACIS Online service lets you view general information about the following:

* Canadian requirements and regulations for importing and exporting
* tariff classification
* value for duty
* tariff treatment (origin determination)
* exchange rates

If you are an individual, you can use ACIS Online to get traveller information, particularly about personal importations and exemptions. Visit http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/eservices/acis/acis-e.html

For in-depth inquiries, call the ACIS phone service during office hours at 1-800-461-9999 and press zero to speak to a customs agent.

Quick link:

Border Watch Toll-Free Line

Canadian Customs has launched the Border Watch Toll-Free Line. Carriers with information about any suspicious cross-border activities, can call 1-888-502-9060. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in both official languages. For more information about the toll-free line, visit Border Watch at http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/general/enforcement/partners/line-e.html

Partners in Protection (PAPS)

If you are a frequent importer or exporter, Canadian Customs has Partners in Protection, a program that enlists the co-operation of private industry to:

* enhance border security
* combat organized crime and terrorism
* increase awareness of customs compliance issues
* help detect and prevent contraband smuggling

For more information, please visit Partners in Protection athttp://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/general/enforcement/partners/menu-e.html


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