FAST enrollment event at Champlain begins Nov. 29

by Today's Trucking

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Friday announced a third Free and Secure Trade (FAST) enrollment event taking place from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3 at the Champlain, N. Y. port of entry.

Trucks shipping goods across the Canada-US border.

It’s anticipated that interview slots for conditionally approved new FAST applicants will be available beginning Monday, the Canadian Trucking Alliance said in a news release. 

Interview slots are limited, so carriers are encouraged to have their drivers register as soon as possible if they wish to complete their application process and obtain their FAST card.  

Individuals travelling in their personal vehicles to attend an in-person interview at Champlain, must ensure they meet admissibility requirements to enter the U.S., and re-entry requirements for return to Canada for non-essential travel. 

CBSA and CBP previously conducted two FAST events at Fort Erie, Ont. and Aldergrove, B.C., with more than 1,500 drivers being interviewed, making significant progress in reducing the current backlog of FAST applicants.

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  • Since the interview is in US, I assume Canadian interviewees will require COVID-PCR test prior re-entering Canada, as mandated by the Canadian GC . An expensive interview, don’t you think!