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CBSA Acronyms - Part 3

Posted by Canadian Customs Dept. - Cole International on Dec 5, 2018 8:55:00 AM
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; CBSA’s “frequently used” acronym list with definitions is online, and our own blog pages have some answers, too.
We’ll post a blog from time to time that clarifies some of the hundreds of acronyms used by the CBSA. Don’t worry – we’ll keep this short and sweet. If you still have questions, just call us.
Herein, an explanation of CBSA phrases and acronyms that pertain to the word entry.Installment 3: Let me in! The “entry” edition
Come in, enter, access, admit, ingress… Canada Border Services Agency has dozens of systems, policies and regulations around what comes into the country. So, it makes sense that there are a lot of phrases and acronyms that pertain to entry. Here’s a look at some of the places “entry” crops up in CBSA’s vast world of acronyms.
ABC – Automated Border Clearance
At select airports (in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary), travellers can use a kiosk to confirm their identity and complete their entry declaration. Also available as a mobile app.
AOE – Airport of Entry
An airport authorized for customs clearance of aircraft – Canada has dozens!
CANPASS – Canadian Passenger System/Pre-Approved Entry System
A system for streamlining clearance of pre-screened, low-risk, frequent travellers (similar to NEXUS)
CCEPS – Commercial Cash Entry Processing System
A self-serve, computerized system for calculating duties and taxes on imported commercial goods. Available at 40 border offices across Canada (for individuals and small businesses only)
POE – Port of Entry
Border crossings into Canada by air, land, water or rail
If you missed Part 1 of this blog series, you can find it here
Do you have acronym uncertainty? Our in-house acronym deciphering team is happy to help. Contact us today to get help understanding what all these letters mean!
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