The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the end of the temporary in-transit process as of March 31, 2022 at 12:01 am PDT, which was introduced to aid with B.C. flood relief efforts last November.
More information on the announcement can be found here: CBSA Notice on B.C. In-Transit Process_public
The notice from CBSA states that the objective of this bilateral initiative remained facilitative while not compromising safety and security, with over 4,500 passages being made while the process was in place.
The process was originally put in place at the urgent request of CTA due to the devastation that occurred in B.C. due to flooding and landslides, which incapacitated many of the main roadways and transportation arteries within the province, which prevented or significantly delayed deliveries of critical goods, like food products, building materials and other commodities to assist in relief efforts.
Earlier this year, CTA worked with the Government of Canada to extend the process until the end of March, as many B.C. roadways were handling increased traffic volumes, which created significant transit times, while helping to mitigate the potential for harsh weather conditions or other unpredictable developments during the winter months.
CTA would like to again thank the CBSA, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Transport Canada, and CBP for their efforts and for the unparalleled level of cooperation and partnership shown by agencies on both sides of the border to develop this process as quickly as possible to aid in these critical relief efforts.