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Driver Orientation Training

The Customs Self Assessment (CSA) is a CBSA program which gives approved importers the benefits of a streamlined accounting and payment process for all imported goods.
An alternative clearance stream for low-risk, high-volume imports, CSA essentially shifts customs accounting and payment away from single transactions in favour of an approach based on monthly reporting.
CSA is the first step in becoming FAST approved northbound into Canada. Much like FAST, the carrier, driver and importer all must be CSA approved. While an importer becomes a CSA registered member, they use a CSA approved carrier and a CSA registered driver to bring shipments into Canada.

Benefits of Driver Orientation Training

1. Speed & efficiency at customs.

2. Minimal paperwork to provide at customs.

3. Compliance with Canadian customs.

4. Automatic access to the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program.

5. Streamlined clearance option for CSA eligible goods.

6.The streamlined clearance option eliminates the requirement for any transactional transmissions of data related to eligible goods.

7. Significantly reduced enforcement and compliance inspection

This process will end the need for customs paperwork to be processed by drivers on CSA loads.
A Driver Orientation Training approved , hauling a CSA load must show a photo identification card at the customs booth to enter the country without having to clear the load.
Complete paperwork must be done in advance. Bills signed by the consignee will be proof-of-delivery and considered ‘release of the load’ by Canada Customs.