OTTAWA, Ont. U.S. Customs officials have informed CTA officials that enforcement of new requirements for BRASS shipments beginning Nov. 15 will be soft.
Canadian Trucking Alliance officials were concerned over the potential for border disruptions starting Nov. 15 when the new U.S. customs advance cargo information rules requiring all drivers participating in the BRASS (Border Release Advance Screening and Selectivity) line release program to be registered for FAST (Free and Secure Trade program) come into effect.
But according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, CBP will follow a practice of "informed compliance" for a “reasonable period of time.”
The CBP has also agreed to consider extending FAST enrolment office hours and participate in a joint project to establish portable enrolment centres.
For more, see the December issue of Truck News.
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