Updated information by the UK P&I Club
The UK P&I Club has issued on its website updated information regarding Canadian Codes requirement as follows:
In June 2013, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that carriers calling at Canadian ports will require a new carrier code to participate in its electronic system for advising cargo information on incoming voyages before arrival.
The Advanced Commercial Information program (ACI) is mandatory for all commercial carriers transporting goods into Canada. The carrier code is a unique four digit code that enables the CBSA to identify an individual carrier.
The previous carrier codes were to expire on the 15th July 2013, and all carriers required to have a new code to identify them to the CBSA.
The UK P&I Club informas that the original deadline for compliance was extended to the 30th January 2014 in the CBSA’s Customs Notice 13-020.
The Club strongly recommends operators to obtain a new carrier code to permit them to use the ACI system after this new deadline.
UK P&I Club – New carrier code regime takes effect in Canada