In-transit border pilot extended, new ports added By Today’s Trucking

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has agreed to extend and expand a pilot initiative that uses a reduced data set for permitting Canadian carriers to resume in-transit operations for domestic loads.

While the program will extend another year until Nov. 28., 2017, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) also announced that it has recommended the addition of three ports of entry to the program: Portal, ND/North Portal, SK; Sweetgrass, MT/Coutts, AB; and Sault Ste. Marie, MI/ON. It is unclear at this time when the ports may be added to the program.

CTA says it will be working with the U.S. agency throughout 2017 to determine the expanded number of carriers allowed to participate in the in-transit process. It is expected an announcement could be made in the fall of 2017.

CTA will be hosting a webinar early in 2017 to educate the carrier community about what is required to move product in-transit.

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