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CANADIAN CARRIER CODE Carrier code is a four character unique identifier that is assigned by CBSA to identify a carrier. Every carrier needs a Carrier code who wish to transact business with Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA).
If you are carrying goods to Canada from United States you do need a carrier code. Apart from Carrier code Carriers also need PAPS and PARS stickers. PARS: it stands for Pre Arrival Review system for CBSA, CBSA issue PARS stickers help to speed up scanning goods coming to Canada. Carrier needs a PARS Stickers to drop load in Canada from United States.
To transact business with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), carriers require a carrier code, regardless of how often they cross the Canadian border with commercial goods.
A carrier code is a four-character unique identifier that is assigned by the CBSA to identify a carrier. Only one carrier code is issued to each legal entity (corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship) per mode of transport (highway, marine, air or rail).
For the purpose of assessing carrier code eligibility, a carrier is a person involved in international commercial transportation who operates a conveyance used to transport specified goods to or from Canada. To operate a conveyance means to have legal custody and control of the conveyance as:
Specified goods means:
Note: Specified goods does not include Hand Carried Goods (HCG) — goods being transported into Canada by a person other than a commercial carrier. Consult the HCG Process page for more information.
The Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC®) is a unique two-to-four-letter code used to identify transportation trucking companies. National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) developed the SCAC identification codes in the mid 1960’s to facilitate computerization in the transportation industry. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc., (NMFTA) assigns SCACs for all trucking companies.
The United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has mandated the use of the SCAC for their Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), Automated Manifest (AMS) and Pre-Arrival Processing (PAPS) Systems.