When the changes to Transport Canada's Air Cargo Security Program come into effect on October 17, 2016, only cargo that originates from an Account Consignor (and has been screened by an authorized participant in the Air Cargo Security Program to make it secure, like a Regulated Agent) or a Known Consignor will be able to fly into the United States.
The deadline to apply in order for your company to be approved in time for the start of the new program is MARCH 31, 2016, as the application process can take up to 6 months. Applications received after March 31, 2016, will continue to be processed but may not be finalized before the program changes go into effect.
TRANSPORT CANADA WEBINARS
Transport Canada has an English webinar scheduled for March 29, and a French webinar scheduled for March 30, to provide a general overview of the new Program.
Current participants are invited to register for the webinars by using the links below. There is a capacity of 200 participants per webinar, and therefore registration will be first come, first served.
ENGLISH: MARCH 29, 14:00 - 15:00 EST
FRENCH: MARCH 30, 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Note: To switch the language in the registration screen, click Change time zone and select French from the Language drop down menu, then select Save.
To apply to the new Program, obtain more information, and to learn more about what to expect during the application process, please visit the Program's website:
Or, please contact the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program Support Centre: