U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began Phase I of a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot on June 17, 2013 at the Pacific Highway crossing. This pilot is a cooperative effort by CBP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Public Safety Canada initiative.
Phase I will determine the viability of assigning CBP officers to Canadian border crossings to pre-inspect southbound trucks, drivers and cargo prior to arrival into the United States.
It will also test the viability of developed technologies and joint U.S.-Canada procedures to conduct CBP primary truck processing in Canada. CBP will monitor wait times and provide traffic mitigation as needed.
Only trusted traders that are part of the CBP’s Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program will be eligible to use the dedicated CBP pre-inspection booth located on the Canadian side of the border.
Phase I will continue for up to six months and will operate Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information: Truck Cargo Pre-inspection Pilot