Canadian Customs Phasing Out “77YY” Itinerant Carrier Code
As part of the implementation of its new eManifest initiative, Canada Border Services Agency is urging motor carriers to ensure they have their own unique identifier known as a carrier code.
Implementation of eManifest, a major project that will change the way commercial goods coming into Canada are processed, began on Oct. 31, but to prepare carriers and drivers currently using code 77YY, a transition period began on May 1. The agency plans to eliminate the generic itinerant highway carrier code, 77YY, as of March 31, 2011. CBSA is now assigning unique carrier codes that will become a legislated requirement for all carriers. Read more here.
Date: December 5, 2010