The Pre-Arrival Review System (PARS) allows Customs Brokers to submit release information (provided by the importer and carrier) to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for review and processing before the goods arrives in Canada. This speeds up the release or referral for examination process for the carrier when they arrive at the border with the freight.
In order for the system to be successful, all trade chain partners need to do their part. The carrier’s role is vital to the PARS process.
At the time the fright is picked up for the shipper, the carrier will affix a PARS sticker/label to the commercial documents and forward them to the customs brokers so they may set up the shipment within the CBSA in advance. When faxing the broker you must advise them to what port you wish to cross, your estimated date & time of arrival, as well as your contact information in case the customs brokers need to reach you.