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Use of the Generic Sub-location (9000) Code in All Modes

Posted 3/1/2019

Canada Border Service Agency has published in Customs Notice 19-04 all carriers must declare the appropriate sub-location code within their cargo declaration.  This notice does not apply to highway carriers clearing their shipments at the border (First Port of Arrival) but does include shipments designed to sufferance warehouses and bonded warehouses.  Shipments travelling in-transit through Canada must declare the generic sub-location code of the port of export (i.e. 9 {3 digit CBSA port code}.  Carriers should be aware they maintain liability for in-transit shipments while they are in-transit through Canada unless they bond the goods to a bond the goods to a sufferance warehouse where they can be re-manifested by the subsequent carrier.  In-bond procedures for all modes are generally covered in Customs Memorandum D3-1-1.