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CBSA Acronyms - Part 1

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Aug 15, 2018 8:55:00 AM
 

 
Customs and acronyms – A match made in heaven?
 
Every industry has its jargon and insider-speak. Shipping and logistics is no different. Thankfully, when you get bogged down in letters that just don’t add up, help is at hand – your friendly Cole customs broker will gladly field your questions; Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA’s) “frequently used” acronym list is online, and our own blog pages have some answers, too.
 
Decyphering CBSA acronyms
We’re putting out a series of blogs that clarify some of the hundreds of acronyms used by the CBSA. Don’t worry – we’ll keep them short and sweet. And if you still have questions, call us.
 
Instalment 1: “Commercial… what?”
 
Sometimes the same word appearing in multiple acronyms can be a little confusing. Have a look at the following acronyms and click on the link for even more information on each one. Here are the places where commercial shows up:
 
CCS – Customs Commercial System
CRSA – Commercial Risk Scoring and Assessment
DCO – Designated Commercial Office
ECS – Excise Commercial System
TCCU – Technical Commercial Client Unit
 
Find more acronyms by visiting our post CBSA Acronyms - Part 2.
 
Do you have acronym uncertainty? We're happy to help. Get in touch with us to get help understanding what all these letters mean!
 
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Information provided by: Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International