Savannah, GA,
25
February
2014
|
09:03 PM
America/New_York

Second Pilot Begins

Second cross-border cargo pre-clearance pilot gets going

So a second pilot program designed to test “pre-clearance” protocols for truck-carried cargoes heading from the Canada into the U.S. is getting underway this week at the “Peace Bridge,” one the busiest land-border gateways linking the U.S. and Canada near Niagara Falls, to help alleviate traffic congestion.

The U.S. Customs Border Patrol (CBP) agency and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) recently wrapped up “Phase I” of this cargo pre-clearance effort back in January at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, British Columbia; a six-month long effort that designed as a “proof of concept” to determine the feasibility of placing CBP officers on Canadian soil to pre-inspect selected southbound trucks, drivers and cargo prior to arrival into the U.S.