Trusted trader portal

This is a great opportunity for Western Australian small businesses involved in exporting and importing, to earn accreditation that will enable them to streamline their processes resulting in faster clearing times and less red tape. The Australian Trusted Trader ATT program is a voluntary accreditation program that recognises secure and compliant industry supply chain practices, offering tailored trade facilitation benefits to accredited businesses.

Successful applicants will also be entitled to use the Australian Trusted Trader logo and be listed on the Department of Home Affairs website. The Australian Trusted Trader program is an initiative of the Department of Home Affairs as a partnership between government and business, underpinned by shared responsibility and transparency.

The ATT aims to streamline and facilitate trade and enhance supply chain security. Accreditation is available to Australian international businesses, large and small, that are active in the international trade supply chain and meet or exceed the required standards.

The program was launched in July and is being implemented in stages. Expressions of interest are now invited from small business operators who wish to become Trusted Traders. The Expression of Interest involves a short questionnaire about your business including confirmation of your ABN, two years of trading experience and financial solvency. The questionnaire is only available through the Trusted Trader web page with the online portal open from 10am on 1 July The outcomes are also linked to specific Beyond the Border Action Plan initiatives.

Canada and the United States share a common approach to effectively identify threats to either country Initiatives and 7. Also, in dotted lines is an outcome stating that Ports of entry focus on high-risk goods and individuals by expediting low-risk cargo, passenger baggage and individuals entering either country Initiatives 5, 6, and 20, 22, This is an intermediate outcome which is shared between Theme 1 and Theme 2.

Also, in dotted lines is an outcome stating that Legitimate travel and cargo is stimulated and expedited Initiatives 8, 10, and This is an ultimate outcome which is shared between Theme 1 and Theme 2. In , Public Safety Canada continued to collaborate with the U. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the U.

The exercise will take place in The Government of Canada has met its commitments under Initiatives 1 and 2. Collaboration with the U. Initiative 3 Domain Awareness: In , Canada and the U. The primary objective of the exercise was to develop a joint gap analysis process based on an existing U. Customs and Border Protection CBP methodology that would facilitate the completion of a prioritization exercise of technology gaps at the Canada-U.

Initiative 4 Countering Violent Extremism: In , PS played a leadership role among international partners to share different approaches, programming and strategies in countering violent extremism, including within the Five Country Ministerial and the Global Counterterrorism Forum's Working Group on Countering Violent Extremism.

PS continued to collaborate with its U. This entailed the coordination and sharing of research, best practices and tools for law enforcement, and emphasizing community-based and community-driven efforts. During the reporting period, progress was achieved across all of the countering violent extremism commitments. Bilateral collaboration on countering violent extremism initiatives and engagement has strengthened Canada-U.

The Government of Canada has met its commitments under Initiative 4. S will continue in the area of countering violent extremism. In , the Canadian Food Inspection Agency CFIA and the United States Department of Agriculture USDA successfully completed the initiative and acknowledged that joint assessments of animal health, plant health and food safety threats to address off-shore risks will improve the efficiency of verification activities conducted by both organizations in audits of third countries that are eligible to export to Canada and U.

Regarding the sharing of information from third countries, each organization will work internally with its respective legal counsel to establish clear guidelines governing these exchanges. With respect to plant health, in , the CFIA continued to work with the USDA to conduct joint assessments of pre-departure certification programs in Korea, Japan and China to reduce plant health threats.

The CFIA and USDA jointly prepared and published a report on the joint assessment for plant health risks Asian Gypsy Moth [AGM] that establishes assessment processes, outlines information-sharing mechanisms, identifies further work that is needed and makes recommendations for program enhancements. The report included a review of how the USDA and the CFIA conduct joint assessment and coordination of responses to outstanding non-compliance issues with regulated countries, and with domestic stakeholders.

Significant success in increasing education and awareness of the plant health threats internationally and domestically has been attained through the joint assessments of AGM; the CFIA and the USDA continue to partner in this important work. Through continued close collaboration with U. As next steps for this initiative, the CFIA and the USDA will work to enhance and expand the joint assessment activities in general, and the AGM program in particular, based on the recommendations of the joint report.

In the area of animal health, Canada and the U. The intent of the arrangement is to facilitate recognition of countries' zoning decisions during an outbreak of Foreign Animal Disease. Its objective is to minimize unnecessary disruptions to trade, should an introduction of Foreign Animal Disease occur. The Government of Canada has met its commitments under Initiative 7. Initiative 5 Integrated Cargo Security: In fiscal year , both countries launched a series of pilots i. In fiscal year , the operational testing phase of the ICSS marine pilots was formally concluded.

Early results from the pilots' assessment indicate that while screening for national security purposes has been successfully tested, a series of operational impediments prevented the full testing of the ICSS principle for other purposes. Canada and the U. This was accomplished by risk assessing data elements that were submitted in pre-load timeframes by the seven air carriers and two freight forwarders voluntarily participating in the pilot.

Initiative 6 Passenger Baggage Screening: New checked baggage screening technology, certified by the U. Deployment of this TSA-certified technology enables the U. This is expected to facilitate passenger travel, and result in cost savings for airports and airlines. Since deployment began in February , four airports have deployed the TSA-certified technology.

To date, the U. Of the four remaining preclearance airports, two are on track to deploy the technology by December and a third airport is expected to deploy the technology by mid-January The last preclearance airport is expected to deploy the technology by fall Initiative 8 Electronic Travel Authorization: This initiative will allow the Government of Canada to screen visa-exempt foreign nationals excepting U.

As a critical milestone, draft regulations were pre-published in the Canada Gazette for comment in June and came into force on August 1, Program implementation dates for eTA have now been finalized: Initiative 9 Interactive Advance Passenger Information: Furthermore, as in the previous year, the IAPI team met frequently and regularly with commercial air industry representatives to discuss potential impacts and technical issues and how best to resolve them.

CBP, to discuss best practices. There are several dependencies which are key to the successful and timely implementation of the IAPI initiative. This includes building the IAPI system prior to the October implementation date to ensure timely on-boarding of airlines prior to the eTA mandatory date of March 15, Furthermore, the completion timelines of the IAPI regulatory package will be dependent upon the magnitude and complexity of comments submitted by stakeholders during the Canada Gazette, Part I, comment period.

Finally, while the CBSA is undertaking activities to optimize the effectiveness of early and efficient airline on-boarding to the IAPI system, full and timely implementation remains highly dependent upon the readiness of air carriers and any conflicting priorities they may have, which are beyond the CBSA's control.

Initiative 10 Immigration Information Sharing: Since , Canada and the U. By providing decision-makers with additional information to consider when making an immigration decision, this initiative is increasing security, countering fraud and improving the integrity and efficiency of immigration decisions.

It also helps facilitate travel for low-risk individuals by confirming a previous trouble-free travel history within Canada and the U. Over the course of , Canada put in place a biometric information sharing capability so that beginning in May , Canada was able to directly query the U. Biometric-enabled sharing helps to counter identity fraud, provide valuable information to inform respective independent immigration decisions, strengthen identity management, and bolsters program integrity.

During the reporting period, virtually all CBSA, with the support of CIC, continues to work toward system readiness for the inclusion of citizens, as well as travellers in the air mode; enabling legislative and regulatory authorities must be in place before full implementation can be achieved.

The free flow of goods and services between Canada and the United States creates immense economic benefits for both countries. As the two countries work to strengthen the security of the shared perimeter, initiatives to create more openness at the land border for legitimate travel and trade are being pursued.

The Beyond the Border Action Plan enhances the benefits of programs that help trusted businesses and travellers move efficiently across the border, introduces new measures to facilitate movement and trade across the border while reducing the administrative burden for businesses, and invests in improvements to the shared border infrastructure and technology.

This figure demonstrates the linkages between the Intermediate Outcomes and the Ultimate Outcomes for Theme 2. Ports of entry focus on high-risk goods and individuals by expediting low-risk cargo, passenger baggage and individuals entering the country Initiatives 5, 6, and 20, 22, Also, in dotted lines is an outcome stating that Canada and the United States cooperate on national security and transnational criminal investigations Initiatives This is an intermediate outcome which is shared between Theme 2 and Theme 3.

Theme 3 is called Cross-Border Law Enforcement. Also, in dotted lines is an outcome stating that Criminals are prevented from leveraging the Canada-United States border to commit transnational crimes Initiatives CBP on ensuring alignment between the two programs, beginning with the harmonization of highway carriers.

The Portal will serve as the foundation for future phases of Trusted Trader enhancements, including the streamlined exchange of program information between the Trusted Trader Portal and the C-TPAT portal. Other lines of business will be harmonized and implemented through subsequent Information Technology IT systems releases.

However, anticipated regulatory changes that will impact the CFIA's requirements on the importation of foods have resulted in a delay in consultations while the CFIA examines the ramifications of the regulatory modifications. This initiative is designed to increase and retain membership of the NEXUS program to support strategic management of the border, by focusing resources at ports of entry more on unknown or higher-risk individuals and less on members of NEXUS.

As part of a trusted traveller program, NEXUS members are pre-approved as low-risk travelers who enjoy the benefit of expedited travel. In , the NEXUS program held six enrolment blitzes, which resulted in enrolling approximately 34, members. At these lines, trusted travellers have access to faster security screening, for instance, not having to remove shoes, belts, hats, light jackets; and keeping permitted liquids, aerosols and gels in carry-on bags.

Further to the commitment announced at the North American Leaders Summit in February , Canada continues to work with its counterparts in the U. More detailed work, including costing and projected timelines, continues on FAST Infrastructure and Membership Expansion for each of the three expansion sites. As part of the NEXUS lane expansion, there are four outstanding lanes that are planned to be installed.

Initiative 15 Pre-Inspection and Preclearance: In , negotiations were finalized between Canada and the U. In addition, Phase II of the truck cargo pre-inspection pilot project, which was launched in February , was successfully completed and concluded in January While the commitments under this initiative were completed by , Canada and the U.

The Government of Canada has met its commitments under Initiative Initiative 17 Single Window: The IID will help CBSA achieve its BTB performance outcomes by converting paper permits, licenses and certificates and other import documentation with government regulations to an electronic format for participating Government of Canada departments and agencies. The IID includes all Government of Canada data required for the importation of commercial goods, enables industry to use product identification methods available within their supply chains, and supports facilitated trade transaction processing.

The SWI IID eliminates redundant processes at the border and will provide consistent application of Government of Canada import reporting requirements. It also aligns with international standards and enhances government service delivery for the trade community through simplified border processing. The SWI is currently in year four of a five-year project. As of March 29, , a major milestone was reached when the SWI went live and into production.

Beyond the March implementation, the CBSA SWI will continue working on providing enhancements to functionality, further onboarding of programs, certification of Trade Chain Partners, implementation of outreach improvements and integration within the Commercial System enhancements under eManifest. At the time that the revised thresholds were announced, it had been estimated that 1.

This percentage has remained consistent since the inception of the CLVS Program in in spite of the increased volume of shipments. The Government of Canada has met its commitments under Initiative 18 and is continuing to strengthen its approach. To bring greater public transparency and accountability to the application of border fees and charges, PS and U.

CBP posted Canadian and U. Note 41 The inventories set out the purpose and legal basis of these fees and charges, how they are collected, how much is collected, their intended use, and the rationale for collecting them at the border.

They include fees that are applied to the entry of goods into the country, mandatory to each and every shipment, established by legal authority a law, regulation, or statutory authority , and administered by a department or agency of either federal government. In , work concluded on the next phase of the initiative, commissioning a third party contractor to conduct an economic impact assessment of border fees.

The assessment focused on the economic impact of border fees and charges included in the inventories on motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts manufacturing, plastic product manufacturing, as well as vegetable and melon farming industries in the U.

Publication of the economic impact assessment results is scheduled for mid Note 42 Improvements will increase capacity for commercial traffic, reduce wait-times and strengthen border security. Upgrades and improvements to the four funded points of entry are being made and the projects are expected to be completed in In , the CBSA continued its efforts in advancing work to support the implementation of the remote traveller processing pilot.

During the reporting period, a simulation of the remote traveller processing concept of operations, including supporting infrastructure, technological, policy and program components was developed, tested and refined for implementation. To date, these systems have been implemented at seven crossings four in British Columbia and three in Ontario. Funding has been identified in Canada for the deployment of BWT measurement technology for the remaining 13 high-priority border crossings.

Transport Canada, along with its partners, remains committed to the implementation of border wait-time measurement solutions at the high priority crossings. Transport Canada and the U. Department of Transportation are currently working in collaboration to deploy technology at these crossings through a series of Regional Roundtable Webinars on BWT. The Roundtables will help harmonize efforts on both side of the border to move forward with deploying wait-time solutions at crossings by offering education and technical assistance.

Transport Canada also looks forward to the results of work currently being undertaken by U. CBP regarding its data-driven pilot project approach as a potential border wait-time measurement solution. Eight of these committees are present at each of the Canadian airports which provide U.

BPOCs were put in place to ensure cooperation and partnering to enhance collaboration on overall port management, coordinate emergency response and preparedness, integrate enforcement efforts, and to improve the efficiency of the mitigation strategies for border wait-times. T hese committees play an important role in improving how the Government of Canada manages travel and trade flows and expedites the processing of travellers and goods.

Each of the 28 BPOCs will continue to meet at least four times per year while also implementing their individual action plans. Canada and the United States have developed successful models for preventing criminals from crossing the border to escape justice. The Shiprider program, for example, employs cross-designated officers to patrol the maritime areas between our two countries, while bi-national law enforcement cooperation and Border Enforcement Security Task Forces support joint investigations and law enforcement action at and between ports of entry.

The Action Plan moves forward with new initiatives that build on these successful law enforcement programs. This theme is called Cross-Border Law Enforcement. This figure demonstrates the linkages between the Intermediate Outcome and the Ultimate Outcome for Theme 3. The Intermediate Outcome is Canada and the United States cooperate on national security and transnational criminal investigations Initiatives The Ultimate Outcome is Criminals are prevented from leveraging the Canada - United States border to commit transnational crimes Initiatives In , over patrol hours were conducted and approximately vessels were boarded during Shiprider operations.

In addition to enforcing laws and regulations including the Customs Act, Criminal Code, Canada Shipping Act, and Excise Act , and supporting operational surge events, Shiprider teams assisted in several search and rescue operations. Arrests for offences such as possession of illegal firearms, impaired boating, and execution of outstanding arrest warrants, serve as demonstrable examples of the results of the Shiprider program.

This work was further supported by the training of an additional 21 police officers. The increase in Cross-Designated Shiprider Officers provides greater operational capacity and ability to investigate and respond to safety and security threats. Initiative 26 Radio Interoperability: A bi-national radio interoperability system between Canadian and U.

It is expected that in , significant progress will be made on establishing full connectivity for the remaining locations.

Canada and the United States are connected by critical infrastructure — from bridges and roads to energy infrastructure and cyberspace. The Beyond the Border Action Plan includes measures to enhance the resilience of shared critical and cyber infrastructure and to enable the two countries to rapidly respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies on either side of the border. This theme is called Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Security. This figure demonstrates the linkages between the Intermediate Outcomes and the Ultimate Outcome for Theme 4.

The Intermediate Outcomes for Theme 4 are: Canada and the United States share a common approach to protect Critical Infrastructure and Cyberspace Initiatives Canada and the United States can rapidly respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies on either side of the border Initiatives The Ultimate Outcome is Canada and the United States are prepared for and can respond to threats and emergencies Initiatives