, were published today in Canada Gazette, Part II, and will come into effect on October 17, 2016.
In addition to bringing Canada in line with international shipping standards, they will help advance Beyond the Borderâthe Canada-U.S. Action Plan on Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.
âą Approved shippers can include manufacturers, retailers, agents, freight forwarders, couriers, and air carriers.
âą In 2013, Canadian exports and imports transported by air were valued at more than $111 billion.
âą An estimated 8% of Canadian air carriers' revenue comes from transporting cargo.
"The Harper Government is committed to maintaining a secure and efficient air cargo system. These new regulations will allow for the secure, timely, and efficient flow of goods by air, while aligning Canada's Air Cargo Security Program with those of its U.S. and international trading partners."
The Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport