As of April 30th, 2015, all marine agent carrier codes are deemed expired unless specific arrangements have been made for a compliance plan.
Owners/operators not curently holding a carrier code will be required to obtain one for their vessels calling Canada. Though CBSA does have a compliance plan in place for last minute fixtures, we strongly recommend that owners contact us prior/during negotiations. For vessels calling with inbound cargo, a bonded carrier code is required. For vessels arriving in ballast, a non bonded carrier code should be sufficient. This being said, for owners planning to call Canada on a regular basis, we highly recommend that owners obtain a bonded carrier code for their fleet.
We can assist with carrier code application/formalities as well as bonding process upon request.