CTA recently received confirmation from USCBP that the agency is currently working on changing legislation in the U.S. in order to make the in-transit pilot a permanent program moving forward.
As previously reported by CTA, USCBP agreed to expand the in-transit pilot initiative for another year starting on November 28, 2016, which will also include expanding the list of participating ports of entry and the number of qualifying carriers that could enter the program.
A notice related to the extension of the pilot has been published on USCBP’s website. For more information regarding the notice please click here. The pilot will continue with the same number of participants currently enrolled in the program, with plans on expanding the list of qualifying carriers in the fall of 2017.
USCBP agreed to expand the list of available ports in the pilot, based on recommendations from CTA and current pilot program members. Based on these recommendations, USCBP will be adding three additional ports of entry to the program: Portal, ND/North Portal, SK; Sweetgrass, MT/Coutts, AB; and Sault Ste. Marie, MI/ON.
A timeline to establish when these additional ports will be ready for use in the program still awaits confirmation by USCBP officials.
CTA will be hosting a webinar early in 2017 to educate the carrier community regarding what is required to move product in-transit so interested carriers can prepare in advance of the expansion opportunity.
CTA will continue to update program participants as further details are released. Members with additional questions regarding the in-transit program can contact CTA’s Lak Shoan at email@example.com