Commercial Grain Trade – What customs and other documentation are required for grain to enter the U.S. from Canada?

What customs and other documentation are required for grain to enter the U.S. from Canada?

All carriers (Producer and Commercial) require a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued carrier codeto cross the border. U.S. trucks arriving at the border must have Customs paperwork including Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) bar-code stickers, to reference entry information that has been filed with Customs in advance of arrival at the border.

Effective November 2011, it became mandatory for customs entries to be filed electronically a minimum of one hour in advance of the shipment arriving at the border.  Shipments not filed in advance and within the minimum time allotment will not be permitted to enter into Canada.

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